AdvDip(CPD) Principles of Adult Care Home Nursing (HE7)

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 (HE7)

Key information



Mode of Study:



14 weeks


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.

  • 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 HE7.
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.

  • To undertake this course, you must offer current professional registration as a health or social care practitioner.
  • Normally, you'll need to provide evidence of post-registration experience in professional practice and a first degree in nursing. We may also consider your application if you have undertaken study at level HE6 recently.
  • 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

Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2023-2024 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 for EU students web page 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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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.

  • 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%


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

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

+44 (0)1204 903903

Related courses

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

Mode of study
14 Weeks

University of Bolton


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