University of Portsmouth

BSc Hons Advancing Professional Practice Top up

Are you a registered health or social care practitioner who wants to improve your career prospects by topping up your diploma or Foundation degree to a full Bachelor’s degree?

On this 2-year part-time BSc (Hons) Advancing Professional Practice top-up degree course – created in partnership with NHS Trusts – you'll develop the professional and practical skills you need for advancing of practice in areas such as paramedic science, operating department practice and general health care.

When you complete the course, you'll have the skills, knowledge and qualification you need to work at Band 6 or above on the NHS pay scale.

Entry Requirements

120 HE credits at level 4 (Certificate) and 120 HE credits at level 5 (Diploma or Foundation Degree) in Health Care subjects

Applicants may be asked to submit a portfolio to support their application.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.5.

Career Prospects

After you complete this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to advance your practice and the qualification you need to take on a role at Band 6 and above. The course aligns with the NHS Career Framework and NHS Agenda for Change initiative, so you can apply the professional and clinical skills you learn in a variety of health and social care roles.

You could also go on to do postgraduate study in research or advanced practice.

Whatever career you pursue, our Careers and Employability service can give you support and advice for 5 years after you finish your course.

Course Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 60 credits.

Year 1

Evidence Based Research Methods and Educational Needs Advancing
Skills for Mentoring in Clinical Practice
Optional modules
-Advanced Patient Assessment
-Complex Patient with Sepsis in Pre-Hospital Care

Year 2

Clinical Leadership Development
Major Project

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