Postgraduate prospectus

Enhanced Professional Practice, PGDip

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.

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

2 years part-time

Start month

Home/international fees

2021/2022 fees

2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • This is a truly innovative programme in enhanced professional practice, that you can access with prior 60 credits of appropriate learning / direct entry to year 2
  • This course maps across to HEE’s requirements for enhanced practice, a precursor to studying the Advanced Clinical Practice pathway
  • It is open to non-clinical professionals, e.g. health promotion, commissioning, welfare, social care etc.
  • The 120 credits can be used towards the final 60 further credits, for the top up MA Health Care Practice
  • The second year is identical to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, thus enabling students to move sideways onto that programme and be exempt from repeating the middle year

What you will study

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Entry requirements

If you are

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).

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

If you hold academic qualifications or courses from another Higher Education Institution, these may exempt you from courses of this programme. You will need to evidence these against the aims and learning outcomes for a particular module.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

However, as a response to COVID-19 we are currently operating a 'blended model' of teaching and learning (except for distance-learning courses). This means a combination of face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. There is additional support for any students who are unable to attend campus because they are ill or shielding. We'll continue to offer blended learning to all our students, in line with government guidelines, for as long as we are advised to. If government or local authority rules require it, we may be limited to offering online-only learning but will return to blended learning as soon as we are safely able to do so.

You can find out more about how we are supporting our students.

Teaching

The course incorporates a range of different teaching methods and self-directed activities.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you will need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources will support your further reading and research. You can also join a range of student activities to support your learning.

Assessment

You will be assessed through presentations, written assignments, exams and in practice through a practice assessment document.

Feedback summary

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Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees information International fees

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year)
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs
  • Alternative placements: you may need to contribute towards any trips required for your course.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Suitable for promotion/advancement in health, social care and related sectors, e.g. for positions that require postgraduate studies or master's degree.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.