Short courses
Health & Social Care

Return to Practice (Degree Level)

University Certificate in Professional Development:

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants (you must check this with admissions before applying).
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

  • 20 weeks

More part-time details

  • 30 credits, degree level
  • Enrolment date: October and March
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1125
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information

This award enables you to renew your registration with your professional body and re-enter practice with the competence and confidence to provide high-quality care and a safe standard of practice. The course is relevant for all lapsed Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registrants as well as those on the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register.

The programme helps you apply theoretical knowledge and concepts underpinning multi-disciplinary working to your practice area. An initial five days of study addresses mandatory training in areas such as manual handling, infection control and basic life support. After this you meet on Wednesday evenings where you have the opportunity to experience shared learning with midwives and specialist community public health nurses as well as other health professionals including occupational therapists, diagnostic radiographers, physiotherapists, and operating department practitioners. Please note: information is offered below about interview dates and will be held with regard to personal values and behaviours outlined in the NHS Constitution for England (2012).

Information sessions will take place in room D1.18 at our Darlington campus on 4 April 2017, 17 May 2017, and 6 June 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm.

The content of the programme reflects the NMC standards (Prep, 2011). On successful completion of this award, you will be able to:

  • understand the influence of health and social policy relevant to the practice of nursing and midwifery
  • understand the requirements of legislation, guidelines, codes of practice and policies relevant to the practice of nursing and midwifery
  • understand the current structure and organisation of care, nationally and locally
  • understand current issues in nursing and midwifery education and practice
  • use relevant literature and research to inform the practice of nursing and midwifery
  • identify and assess need, design and implement interventions and evaluate outcomes in all relevant areas of practice, including the effective delivery of appropriate emergency care
  • use appropriate communications, teaching and learning skills
  • function effectively in a team and participate in a multi-professional approach to the care of patients and clients
  • identify strengths and weaknesses, acknowledge limitations of competence and recognise the importance of maintaining and developing professional competence.

The first week of the programme is based at Middleborough campus. The subsequent evening sessions are delivered at our Darlington campus, Haughton Road, Darlington.

How you learn

Tutor-led seminars offer you general knowledge and principles of relevant issues followed by seminar work and group discussions which allow for greater debate of issues as applied to practice. You are allocated a minimum number of practice hours, supported and assessed by qualified mentors, which increases your knowledge and understanding, and provides you with the opportunity to develop skills relevant to your practice.

Your practice assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your progress in developing knowledge, skills, attitude and understanding of current practice using the NMC award outcomes as a framework. We fully appreciate that this may be the first piece of writing at this level that you have completed for a long time. Please do not allow this to deter you as specific advice can be offered in advance of the programme and support will be given during your time at Teesside University.

Assessment is split into two parts. You must prove to your practice mentor that you can practice safely and effectively and achieve practice competence. And you must demonstrate critical analysis of safe and effective practice, critical awareness of your role as a member of the multidisciplinary team and a detailed knowledge of clinical governance.

Career opportunities

The award enables you to re-register with your professional body and pursue a professional role within health and social care.

Entry requirements

You must:

  • have a recordable professional qualification - lapsed (verified by the appropriate body)
  • complete an enhanced DBS check and work place risk assessment.

Before applying for this award you must contact Kay Scott, senior lecturer at kay.scott@tees.ac.uk or on 01642 384953.

Interviews will take place on 6 July 2017 - further information will follow.

Course information

Part-time

  • 20 weeks

More part-time details

  • 30 credits, degree level
  • Enrolment date: October and March
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1125
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information