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AdvDip(CPD) Principles of Adult Care Home Nursing (HE6)

Are you a registered health professional working in a care home setting with a desire to improve your understanding of clinical practice and management? This short course can help you develop an in-depth knowledge of the conditions and complex care needs associated with adult care home residents, alongside the leadership skills and legislative/policy knowledge needed to promote and enable safe, integrated and person-centred care.

Principles of Adult Care Home Nursing (HE6)

Key information

Award:

AdvDip(CPD)

Mode of Study:

Part-time

Duration:

14 weeks

Location:

University of Bolton

Start date:

To be confirmed

Course Details

This stand-alone advanced professional development course offered by the University of Bolton aims to build on your pre-existing knowledge of adult care home nursing practice.

Our dedicated team will support you in developing an in-depth knowledge of long-term conditions associated with ageing, managing complex multiple morbidities, frailty and end-of-life care. You'll explore the concepts of advanced communication, autonomous working, holistic assessment and leadership and management so you can develop competencies and skills that are highly valued in the care sector. We'll guide you as you build your knowledge and application of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) fundamental standards for care. We'll encourage you to build skills in negotiating, coaching, teaching and supporting people and their carers, and help you learn how to collaborate effectively with other agencies and services to enable residents to remain safely in their usual place of care. We'll also support you in gaining a sound working knowledge of the legislation and policy that underpins care home nursing practice.

Highlights
  • Our dedicated academic team have a wealth of experience working in health and social care settings. They are engaged in relevant research, bringing their expertise and passion for service excellence to their teaching.
  • The course is flexible and designed to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, we'll encourage you to develop the skills, values and behaviours popular with employers. These include action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, problem-solving, initiative and communication skills.
  • Upon successfully completing this course, you'll be awarded an Advanced Professional Development qualification in Principles of Adult Care Home Nursing worth 20 credits at Level HE6.
Key Features
  • We've been offering high-quality courses specifically designed to meet the needs of the health and social care sector for over 30 years.
  • We have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to change. Our courses and programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression strand of Agenda for Change.
  • Regular review of the course curriculum ensures that contemporary theories are adopted.
  • Your employer may give you financial support to undertake this course, or you may be self-funded.
  • Completing this course will enhance your communication skills and demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning.

  • Applicants must have an appropriate health and social care-related qualification (for example, registered nurse, assistant practitioner, allied health professional or paramedic).
  • Current employment in an appropriate role in a community nursing setting will be an advantage.
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
  • 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.
  • Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.

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.


This course offers academic progression in the specialist field of adult community nursing practice.


Course fees

Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £800 for the academic year 2022/23.

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 www.gov.uk 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.

Bursaries

Click here for more information about the scholarships and bursaries available to University of Bolton students.


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

You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:

You should have to hand:

  • Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates

  • Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies

  • Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role

  • Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately

  • Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference

Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.

Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.

If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or admissions@bolton.ac.uk

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.


This advanced professional development course adopts a blended learning approach. It uses theoretical and practice-based learning to develop your skills and place this within the context of your residents' care.

Lectures introduce topics and involve a mixture of theory and case-based discussions around clinical scenarios. We'll expect you to undertake self-directed learning following the lectures to explore each topic in greater depth. You'll also need to develop a practice portfolio to consider current research evidence and use this to inform your clinical practice. A range of relevant web-based resources will be available via Moodle, the University's virtual learning environment, to support you in completing this work at a time and place that is convenient to you. These activities are designed to help you fully develop the underpinning knowledge required to complete the assessments.

Formative assessment supports your learning but does not contribute to your final mark. You'll receive feedback from your tutors and peers that allows you to reflect on your progress and identify what you are doing well and where you may need extra help. Summative assessment will involve a written essay and portfolio. These elements will contribute to your final mark. Before submitting these assessments, you'll have the opportunity to gain feedback on your draft work with tutorial time so you can ask questions.

Modules
  • Principles of Adult Care Home Nursing
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 100%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 76%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 24%

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

Meet the team

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

Sue First
Programme Leader

S.R.First@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903755

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903903

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