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Advanced Clinical Practice (General Practice)

Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

The course encompasses the four pillars of advanced practice; clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research. Designed for experienced practitioners, this course gives you knowledge and skills to advance clinically and professionally.
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Course description

This course is for experienced, registered health and care practitioners delivering advanced clinical practice, who wish to learn advanced skills in the management of episodes of care for their client group. It can be studied either as a standard masters degree or via an apprenticeship route.

On successful completion of the programme, you’ll demonstrate the core advanced practice capabilities and general practice clinical competence. The course includes a clinical leadership module, which ensures that service design, delivery and patient safety remain at the forefront of your clinical working.

This whole programme of development relies on work-based assessment and learning to consolidate the taught content. Because of this, all students on the programme need to complete an e-portfolio of knowledge, skills and capabilities and will need a mentor and supervisor in practice, normally a GP who is able to support and assess you throughout the three year period.

The programme content is delivered by a range of expert practitioners and experienced academics. A dynamic combination of underpinning knowledge and supervised clinical practice will ensure that you have the capabilities to work as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner on successful completion of the programme.

Applying

Before you complete your application, please ensure you talk to your manager about how you are being funded as there are two different methods of funding i.e. apprenticeship levy or sponsored.

Please complete this fees and funding form when you apply. If you have any enquiries about the application process, please contact hss-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk.

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Apprentice route

The Advanced Clinical Practice (Apprentice) apprenticeship is a part-time integrated three year degree apprenticeship masters programme. ACP apprentices are employed by their organisation for a minimum of 30 hours per week to undertake a job with training to recognised industry standards.

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Modules

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department directly.

Explore modules

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Duration

  • 3 years, part-time

Teaching

You’ll be taught via lectures, skills workshops, simulations, seminars, case-based discussions, supervised clinical practice, tripartite reviews and reflection.

Assessment

There are a varied range of assessments, which include case presentations, reports, examinations, OSCEs, oral presentations, essays and a specialist electronic portfolio.

Entry requirements

  • You will have a good (2:2 or above) bachelors degree in a related health discipline, for example nursing, physiotherapy, paramedic science, pharmacy (please upload evidence of this to your application)
  • A minimum of a grade C in GCSE English Language and Maths or equivalent (please upload evidence of this to your application)
  • Be a qualified, UK registered healthcare professional, working in the pathway-specific area for a minimum of two years
  • Hold a current relevant employment contract in the pathway-specific setting for the duration of the programme for a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • Be able to provide evidence of support from a manager and a lead consultant/general practitioner

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Fees and funding

Apprenticeship route

Full funding for the cost of the apprenticeship programme fee is available for levy-paying employers (up to the relevant funding cap).

Partial funding for the cost of the apprenticeship programme fee is available for non levy-paying employers (up to the relevant funding cap). The government will fund up to 90 per cent of the apprenticeship programme fees.

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Contact

nursing-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2030

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Our student protection plan

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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    Apprenticeship route

    Full funding for the cost of the apprenticeship programme fee is available for levy-paying employers (up to the relevant funding cap).

    Partial funding for the cost of the apprenticeship programme fee is available for non levy-paying employers (up to the relevant funding cap). The government will fund up to 90 per cent of the apprenticeship programme fees.

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