Advanced Clinical Practice Degree Apprenticeship at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study Advanced Clinical Practice Degree Apprenticeship at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • Open to current employees of participating organisations*
  • Newly validated for 2024 with updated module design to ensure clinical relevancy
  • Mix of Core (compulsory) and Option modules reflecting current workforce development needs
  • Taught by Advanced Clinical Practitioners and subject experts
  • Supports the development of autonomous, evidence-based and holistically patient-focused practitioners
  • Underpinned by the four pillars of advanced practice: clinical practice, research, education, and leadership and management
  • Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2023 reports 100% of students find the course intellectually stimulating.
*If your organisation does not currently have a contract with LJMU to deliver this degree apprenticeship, please contact your Human Resources officer or NHS Trust training manager. Our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice masters apprenticeship allows you to individualise your postgraduate learning journey. Through a mix of core and option modules, reflecting a range of clinical specialties and areas of interest, you can tailor your study to best meet your career aspirations. This two-year, part-time degree apprenticeship incorporates off-the-job learning to develop your knowledge, skills and the behaviours aligned to the Advance Clinical Practitioner apprenticeship standard (ST0564). Year 1 of the degree apprenticeship consists of five core (compulsory) modules totalling 90 credits, with Introduction to the Principles of Advanced Clinical Practice as the initial module for all learners. The following modules reflect each of the four pillars of advanced practice and are evenly weighted. This ensures that you gain a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and attributes in line with the Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice Capabilities (HEE, 2017), with the 'knowledge, skills and behaviours' of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner standard (ST0564) fully reflected. In Year 2, you will undertake modules worth a further 90 credits, from a combination of core modules and two option modules (20 credits each). You can select either Independent and Supplementary Prescribing as an option module at the start of Year 2, or alternatively a module focussing on the development of advanced practice within your own area of specialist practice. Following this, you will choose anther option module and undertake the development of your research inquiry. The final element of the programme is a 20 credit integrated End-Point-Assessment module. The programme is usually taught over one day a week. Year 1 is delivered on an alternate day to Year 2, providing flexibility within a full-time work basis. Upon completing your degree apprenticeship, you will graduate with a Level 7 MSc Advanced Clinical Practice masters degree, totalling 180 credits.

Assessment method

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. You will usually undertake one assessment for each module. Assessment methods will be authentic to practice, enabling you to demonstrate knowledge and competency, and replicate or further advance ‘real-world’ tasks that you might be expected to experience in your professional career. To help you prepare for written, verbal, practical and examination assessment, you will be given the opportunity to practise the appropriate related skills throughout your modules.


Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree: -BA/BSc (Hons) in relevant field at 2:2 or above, or evidence of potential to study at Masters Level GCSEs and equivalents: -Applicants must have a minimum level of literacy and numeracy (Grade C/Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths or its equivalent). Additional requirements: -Relevant work experience: Evidence of current and active registration with an appropriate professional body related to Health (eg.NMC/HCPC/GPhC/SWE). Applicants will normally have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience and would be employed within a patient facing or clinical environment. Evidence of meeting the entry requirements must be provided through the submission of a one-page CV using the proforma provided. Extra Requirements: -Students must have confirmation of support from appropriate workplace and/or employer to enable access to relevant workplace opportunities to achieve Multiprofessional Framework Capabilities for Advanced Clinical Practice (HEE, 2017) including appropriate supervision. All applicants must have a named workplace supervisor who is in a position to meet the Advanced Practice Workplace Supervision-Minimum Standards for Supervision (HEE, 2021). -Students who wish to undertake module 7100NPAPP during the programme must also be registered with either NMC as a Nurse (level 1)/Midwife/SCPHN, with a minimum of 1 years post registration experience in the clinical field in which they are intending to prescribe, OR with HCPC with three years relevant post-qualification experience in the clinical area in which they are intending to prescribe, and working at an advanced practitioner or equivalent level. Confirmation of satisfactory references and DBS checks are also required as well as completion of the NWNMPEG application form. -RPL: RPL may be considered for part of the programme in accordance with the LJMU RPEL policy and the academic regulations for postgraduate programmes


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please see https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/degree-apprenticeships for information about degree apprenticeships.
Advanced Clinical Practice Degree Apprenticeship at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS