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Graduate Diploma Enhanced Clinical Practice (Apprenticeship)

Our exciting new part-time apprenticeship programme is for healthcare professionals who wish to meet the requirements of the Enhanced Clinical Practitioner.

The graduate diploma in Enhanced Clinical Practice (degree apprenticeship) Level 6 Part time over 2 years.

This is an exciting new part-time apprenticeship programme (including an End Point Assessment) for healthcare professionals who wish to meet the requirements of the Enhanced Clinical Practitioner. Student apprentices will complete 100 credits at level 6 and 20 credits at level 7 to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Enhanced Clinical Practice. The 120 credits will be completed part time over 2 years with 60 credits in year 1 and 60 credits in year 2. The inclusion of 20 credits at level 7 in year 2 facilitates the transition to master’s level study in the future.

An individual learning plan for each apprentice will be discussed at the point of interview and students who have completed standalone CPD modules previously at Level 6 may be able to use these credits through RPL (recognition of prior learning process) towards their graduate diploma. Please discuss this with the programme leader in the first instance. A maximum of 50% RPL is permitted for this programme.

The Enhanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship course delivers the Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard ST0895 and End Point Assessment Plan listed on the instituteforapprenticeships.org website.

Applicants should agree in advance with their employer Education/Apprenticeship Lead which course they will be applying for.

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

Home fees 2023/24

2023/24 fees

What you should know about this course

  • The course is deliverd using a blended learning approach incorporate face to face and online learning with a range of resources available
  • The school has a strong and established history of working with employers to ensure local health and social care workforce needs are met
  • Personalised support will be provided to every student by means of a named personal tutor
  • The skills sessions will be taught using the new equipment in the GLASC sim suite
  • You will need to apply through your employer as they will be funding your apprenticeship.

How apprenticeships work


Study for a degree and gain valuable experience without leaving your job or paying any fees.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Students will be taught by a diverse range of experienced academics and interdisciplinary professionals. The team includes senior lecturers, associate professors and hourly paid lecturers who are working in clinical practice. Teaching is informed by research and current evidence and the majority of academics hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

Before starting this apprenticeship, an apprentice must meet the gateway requirements. For this apprenticeship they are:

  • Registration with a statutory healthcare regulator including: NMC, HCPC, Social Work England, or with one of the following accredited voluntary registers: The Academy for Healthcare Science, Register of Clinical Technologists or Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists.
  • Apprentices must undertake revalidation processes or audit their continuing professional development where these apply.
  • You will need GCSE at grade A-C/9-4 in mathematics and English or recognised level 2 equivalents for entry
  • For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

The employer must complete on behalf of the applicant.

Once the entry requirements have been checked the applicants will be invited to attend for a compulsory informal interview.

For enquiries please contact apprenticeships@greenwich.ac.uk

or

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

Further information about entry

  • Each module has its own pre-requisites that may apply (please see individual module specifications)
  • Some clinical practice modules for example, critical care, midwifery, or general practice require applicants to be patient facing for a minimum of 21 hours per week and have the support of a clinical manager and appropriately qualified assessor.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2022/23. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2022/23 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

This is new programme so we expect there to be 10 apprentices approximately this academic year. The numbers may increase next year depending upon interest and availability. Apprentices will study alongside students on other programmes. Usually the classes size is between 30-50 students from varying professions relating to healthcare. Skills sessions are usually taught with smaller numbers though to facilitate learning.

Independent learning

You are expected to carry out 20 hours a week independent learning in addition to the taught sessions.

Throughout your apprenticeship, we will encourage you to learn independently with support from your lecturers and tutors to achieve your goals and broaden your knowledge through online learning and independent reading.

In addition, during the week you can also:

  • Join student societies.
  • Attend additional support seminars and workshops in some modules
  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops.

Overall workload

This is a part time programme. Consisting of one study a week on campus. The day will vary depending upon the individual module. Additional study time will need to be negotiated with the employer as appropriate. Students should be prepared to study in their own time.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

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

The course fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your course is met.

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 at the end of the course may incur further costs.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course will provide opportunities for career progression through promotion and/or service recognition schemes in recognition of the knowledge and skills required for the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, with support including:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to enjoy and make the most of your time with us.

At the beginning of the course apprentices will meet the programme leader and the module leaders and identify their individual learning needs. Study Skills support is provided by the Library Services and Student Support as well as pastoral care is available.

You will have an experienced Personal Tutor who will be your first point of contact through your studies, will help you feel that you belong and will guide and support you through your journey.

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‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.