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University of Gloucestershire

Advanced clinical practice independent project CPS [Level 7]

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Study type
Part Time
Course length
5 Months
Oxstalls, Gloucester

What is Advanced clinical practice independent project CPS [Level 7]?

This module consolidates learning from previous stages of the course and requires you to complete an intensive, independent piece of work. Drawing upon all previous course learning, you’ll develop a high-quality, evidence-based proposal for a clinical practice change in your workplace area which will demonstrate integration of the knowledge skills and behaviours required of the advanced clinical practitioner (ACP).

The proposal will be formulated using level 7 academic processes and criticality, providing an evidence based rationale for the project, designing an appropriate method of implementation and evaluation. You will showcase your acquired level of ACP practice through the project, demonstrating you’ve made the required professional transformation.

Study style

001: 50% Exam: unseen, open book: 2 hours
002: 50% Assignment: individual: 1,500 words
003: 0% Presentation: individual: 35 minutes

Contact hours
Scheduled Contact Hours: 120
Independent Learning Hours: 480

Teaching dates

Online teaching delivery dates
Online teaching sessions will take place on the following dates:

19 November, 26 November, 17 December

14 January, 25 February, 4 March, 25 March, 29 April, 13 May, 24 June, 8 July, 22 July, 19 August, 2 September, 16 September, 14 October

Face-to-face teaching delivery dates
There will be two runs of face-to-face teaching sessions, as outlined below:

25 September, 30 October, 20 November, 8 January, 29 January, 19 March, 21 May, 11 June, 2 July, 23 July

19 March, 23 April, 14 May, 2 June, 23 July, 10 September, 22 October, 12 November

Transition to full MSc

You can undertake modules individually then move to the full MSc at a later date, taking the results of previous modules with you via the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process.

Funding options

If you’re being sponsored to do this module, please get in touch with the Admissions Team by email at

Entry requirements

    • To study this course you must be a registered UK healthcare professional from any discipline with a track record of delivering high-quality healthcare and having a positive impact on clinical practice.

      Ideally, you will be working in a Band 7 level clinical post. However, we’ll also consider clinicians working in Band 6 posts with appropriate experience and clinical impact. You should demonstrate that you have a robust, significant and appropriately varied clinical practice experience.

      Applicants should be graduates or able to evidence a high level of CPD.

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Fees and costs

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Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £2,680 TBC

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