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Advanced Clinical Practice

The program allows students to gain the skills and knowledge to work in any healthcare setting and meet the requirements of their professional body in relation to accountability and proficiency.

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Inter-professional learning delivered online and in-person and a state of the art simulation suite

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Level 2 Maths and English (GSCE grade 4/C or equivalent)

BSc (hons)Degree 2.2

International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 for writing and 7.0 for reading as per NMC requirements.

HCPC 8.0 with no element below 7.5or equivalent.

Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners must be registered with either one of the Statutory healthcare regulators, Social Work England or with one of the following accredited voluntary registers: The Academy for Health Sciences, Register of Clinical Technologist or Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists,

All students need to be working in Clinical Practice within the UK and be at least 3 years post-qualified.


UCAS institution code P63

Duration Three years

Course Summary

This programme has been developed to align to the Health Education England multi-professional framework (2017). It will allow you to explore the key aspects of advanced practice and modules relating to the four pillars of advancing practice. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to work in any healthcare setting and meet the requirements of your professional body in relation to accountability and proficiency.

The program provides the opportunity for apprentices to engage in a critical exploration of the Advanced Practice agenda in healthcare practice with emphasis on leadership, research, education and clinical exposure.

Inter-professional learning and knowledge sharing will be promoted throughout the programme modules. It is expected that the advanced practitioner would be expected to be involved in the whole patient episode. You'll attend university one day per week and teaching will be a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous learning with some  connected modlues to create opportunities that meet clinical need demand.

Why study this course at Marjon?

World class Simulation suite

Small inter-professional groups of learners

Supportive library services

Ability to complete some modules online.

Modules for this course

1st Year

Non-medical Prescribing
Principles of Advancing clinical practice
Advanced Practice and Education
Advanced Consulting and Clinical Skills
Leadership and Management in Advanced Practice
Research Project

Please note: This course is subject to validation which means that it is either a new course or that the content is currently being updated. You can apply for this course now while some of the details of the course are being finalised by the University. Please contact the course leader if you would like further information.

Perfect if you're curious about...

Current practice in Advanced Clinical Practice within the UK

How you’ll be taught and assessed?

How will you be taught?

Mixture of face to face and synchronous learning and asynchronous learning with time spent on campus.

How will you be assessed?

The modules ae assessed via OSCE/ISCE, practice portfolio and written assignments and case studies.

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Paul Horne

Course leader

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Paul Horne. 5 years working as a ACP in primary care with experience in education and simulation. Supported by clinical lecturers in secondary and primary care practice.


Hannah Ames

Senior Lecturer

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Paul Horne

Programme Lead for ECP and ACP

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Sandy Knowles

Senior Lecturer

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Julie McCoy

Adult Nursing Programme Lead

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Fees and funding

Fees UK students: £TBC

Fees for this course are yet to be confirmed. Please email the course lead for more information.

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