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University of Gloucestershire

Advanced professional practice independent project CPS [Level 7]

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Study type
Part Time
Course length
5 Months
Oxstalls, Gloucester

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

Please note: this course is not currently recruiting for a 2024 start.

This module consolidates learning from previous stages of the programme 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 project focusing on a change or improvement to you workplace area which will demonstrate integration of the knowledge skills and behaviours required for advanced practice.

The project report, draft publication and presentation of your work will be formulated using level 7 academic criteria and criticality, providing an evidence-based rationale for the project, demonstrating an appropriate method of implementation and evaluation. You’ll showcase your acquired level of advanced practice through the project, demonstrating that you have made the required professional transformation.

Study style

001: 50% Assignment: individual: 3,000 words – Draft submission for publication
002: 50% Assignment: individual: 1,000 words – Practice Change Report
003: 0% Presentation: individual: 35 minutes – Presentation of practice change

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

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

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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Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £2,680 TBC

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