AdvDip(CPD) Teaching and Supporting Learning in Professional Practice (HE7)

Are you already working in teaching and learning in professional practice in the NHS and want to improve your technique and skills? This course is designed to build on and extend your current knowledge and expertise and give you opportunities to explore aspects of your own practice in depth.

Teaching and Supporting Learning in Professional Practice (HE7)

Key information



Mode of Study:



15 weeks


The University of Bolton

Start date:

To be confirmed

Course Details

At the University of Bolton we have a ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’ ethos. This means we aspire to offer postgraduate student-focused courses that inform best practice in teaching and learning, underpinned by the research knowledge of our high quality staff.

This course aims to stimulate your interest in the process of teaching and supporting learning in the context of your professional practice role, whilst improving your knowledge and skills. This will involve engagement with a broad range of educational theories and approaches to student learning. You’ll use reflection with and support from your peers, mentors and tutors, drawing from and focusing on work-based experiences to share and explore the most effective techniques and methodologies. There will also be the opportunity to network with a range of teaching professionals online.

Our welcoming team of experienced, professionally and academically qualified, staff will cover topics that include formative and summative assessment, the use of information technology, and inclusion. The course also aims to develop your professional practice to satisfy employer requirements in terms of practice placement obligations.

  • Typical roles of those undertaking this programme are Practice Teachers, Practice/Clinical Educators, and Clinical Skills Facilitators. Sharing the individual and unique professional and educational insights and perspectives of your peers helps to enrich your learning experience.
  • We promote research and critical enquiry helping you learn to make sound, evidence-based independent judgements.
  • This course is part of a suite of professional development courses covering contemporary issues and developments in teaching and learning in higher and professional education that are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge to help your career progression.
  • On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate worth 20 credits at Level HE7 that can contribute towards the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Teaching and Learning in Professional Practice or the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education offered by the University of Bolton.
Key Features
  • Taking this course allows you to gain career enhancing skills without the need to commit yourself to an entire postgraduate degree.
  • Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated teaching professionals.
  • Our academic team is actively involved in educational research, helping you to explore issues from a robust research-informed knowledge base.
  • Our well stocked library offers a comprehensive selection of relevant texts and access to an extensive online database of multimedia sources including eJournals, podcasts, vodcasts and eBooks.
Professional recognition

The programme is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for those course members working towards Practice Teacher status and is also on the list of approved modules by Health Education England: North West.

  • You’ll need to demonstrate that you are ready to undertake study at Master’s-level (HE7); for example, you’ll normally have successfully completed an Honours degree.
  • You must have a substantive role in teaching and/or facilitating learning (minimum of 6 hours per week) and access to a mentor for support, review and verification of evidence from practice.
  • You must have the written support of your line manager in your employing organisation.
  • If you are a Practice Teacher (NMC), you’ll also need to demonstrate that: 1) you’re registered on the same part or sub-part of the register as the students you intend to support/assess, i.e. SCPHN; 2) that you have been registered and worked for at least two years, and gained additional qualifications that will support students in specialist practice; and 3) that you have a current caseload.
  • You may be required to attend for interview and provide a portfolio of appropriate work.
  • This course involves working unsupervised with children and/or vulnerable young people and adults and you must gain an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before starting your studies. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service.
  • If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Want some reassurance or advice? Speak to one of our advisors. Email us at or call us on +44 (0)1204 903 394.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.

Course fees

Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £900 for the academic year 2021/22.

Overseas students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Overseas fee of £2,075 for the academic year 2021/22.

Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021/2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021/2022 policy on for information.

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.


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For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

Call Admissions

Please contact Admissions by telephone on 01204 903903 or email

University of Bolton
Deane Road
Bolton, BL3 5AB
United Kingdom

Tel: 01204 903903

International applications are not possible for this course

As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.

We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.

  • Teaching and Supporting Learning in Professional Practice
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 80%, Practical exams 20%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 88%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 12%

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Amanda Turner
Programme Leader

+44 (0)1204 903309

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

+44 (0)1204 903903

Related courses

PgCert Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education

Mode of study
30 Weeks

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