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Enhanced Professional Practice, PGDip

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This innovative postgraduate award for graduates of healthcare disciplines allows you to make use of your prior learning and to progress onto a full master's degree. This Postgraduate Diploma in Enhanced Professional Practice consolidates enhanced and professional practice for suitably qualified graduates in health, social care and various allied health disciplines. It is ideal for anyone who wants to study at Level 7 and includes the option to top-up to an MA Health Care Practice or the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice. The PGDip is made up of 120 credits over two years, with the option to transfer up to 60 credits through Recognition of Prior Learning and enter straight into year two.

The second year of this Enhanced Professional Practice award is identical to that of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice. It consists of research methods, plus a selection from independent prescribing (with specific regulations), leadership and management, or a portfolio of specialist practice. Suitable for promotion/advancement in health, social care and related sectors, e.g. for positions that require postgraduate studies or master's degree.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have: Relevant first degree and / or professional qualifications and studies, with the ability to study at level 7; Either: those wishing direct entry to Year 2: 60 academic credits, or equivalent recognised / tariffed learning, at Level 7 (or max 30 at Level 6 and 30 at Level 7); those without prior CPD credits or recognised learning at Level 7: the ability to study and gain a choice of CPD or learning evidence, equal to 60 credits (either 60 at Level 7, or up to 30 credits at Level 6 / remainder at Level 7).

Department profile

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences With over 100 years history of delivering education the Faculty is proud of its long-established reputation for providing high quality education and training. We aim to transform the lives of students from a wide range of backgrounds by providing an education that enables them to become creative and confident contributors to society and as a faculty we ensure that our students graduate with the...more