Professional/Short course Accelerating Learning for Professionals

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Online and face-to-face
Course Director
Reshma Noranho

20 credit level 5 module

Page last updated 12 October 2023


This 20 credit Accelerating Learning for Professionals module will help you to explore ways in which you can self assess and optimise learning and development opportunities in your own practice environment.

You will develop an analytical approach to appraising a range of sources of evidence and reflect on the ways in which learning may affect your professional and practice development.

Accelerating Learning for Professionals enables you to demonstrate a problem solving approach to analysis and will assist you in examining the nature of evidence based practice and its impact on your professional practice.

We will enhance your skills of communication and presenting information, hone your information retrieval skills and develop your ability to utilise information and communication technology appropriately to support your undergraduate study.

Entry requirements

You must be a Professional Registered Practitioner.

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • BSc(Hons) Professional Development
  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Community Public Health



The course syllabus typically includes:

Tools and frameworks for learning

  • Assessment and evaluation of learning styles
  • Application of self-assessment of learning approaches, preferences and developmental needs.
  • Development of professional practice Application of learning contractsConcepts of lifelong learning
  • Frameworks for reflection
  • Self-Management of independent study Problem solving
  • Negotiation skills

Using evidence to underpin professional practice

  • An introduction to assessing and evaluating evidence
  • Sources of knowledge in personal and professional decision making Sources ofevidence
  • The advantages and limitations of evidence based practice Appraising the suitability of information sources Accountability: justifying professional decisions and actions

Information management

  • Structure of literature
  • Types of information e.g. statistics, official publications, non-print media Access to and organisation of sources of information.
  • Searching and reviewingliterature.
  • Skills of communication and presentation of information AcademicWriting

Learning and Teaching

The key to this module is a blended approach to learning. The majority of the module will be delivered online with online learning activities and access to electronic resources. Face to face teaching will be in the form of seminars, master classes, practical workshops, case based discussions and simulation activities.  

Study time

A total of 48 hours in the form of seminars, lectures, online activities and face to face contact hours.


Six formative tasks, reflecting on learning experiences already encountered - discussed within either of the two face-to-face tutorials but requiring no summative assessment. This would also be a further opportunity to review the learning outcomes and ensure that all are evidenced and supported through to the work towards the summative assessment.

One 3,000 word reflective essay and 1,000 words on one task summatively assessed. The task is to reflect on what sources of evidence could be utilised to inform your practice.


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Prices and dates

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How to apply

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Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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