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Stand Alone Module | Nursing

Theories and Principles of Practice Education

LEVEL OF STUDY : 7 - postgraduate level

This new module will develop your knowledge and understanding of the evidence regarding the theories and principals regarding the delivery of practice education focusing on the needs of patients, families and carers and colleagues and students across practice settings.

Duration1 semester
Fees fromNo Fee
Start date19 Sep 2024

Stand Alone modules give the applicant an opportunity to:

  • Return to study
  • Update in a new field of practice
  • Further develop knowledge and skills in the current area of practice

On successful completion of the module the participant will be awarded CATs points, which may count towards another award. Students may access a number of Stand Alone modules offered within a variety of nursing programmes. The modules may stipulate that participants must be working in a relevant clinical environment. 

Please note that courses are subject to a minimum registration, so it may not be possible to run all courses each year.


Commissioned Health TrustNo Fee
Self Funding / Fee Paying - 2024/25£811

Tuition fees and other charges are set by the University and are subject to change.
See details on how to pay your fees here.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must normally hold a professional qualification. Note: some modules require a specific professional qualification. See Selection Criteria for full requirements.

The Programme

  • Outcomes

    This stand alone module is worth 20 CATs points. Where a clinical skills component is included, there may be a requirement for support and supervision of an experienced practitioner within the student’s clinical area.  

  • Delivery

    First Semester



  • Selection Criteria

    Applicants must hold at least a degree for entry to Level 7 (postgraduate level) study. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the School for advice.

    International Trained Nurses/Midwives: If you hold an international qualification you will need to provide a UK ENIC Statement of Comparability. This should be obtained prior to submitting your application. You can apply for a statement through the ENIC website:  Statement of Comparability (    

    Students accessing this stand alone module must work in the relevant clinical area.

    Please note that these courses are not open to international applicants living outside the UK/ROI.

Teaching staff

Debbie Rainey - Senior Lecturer

Debbie Rainey - Senior Lecturer

How to apply

Applications for Academic Year 24/25 starting in September 2024 are now open.  

Please email to request a self-funding/fee paying application form.   

Closing date to submit application forms is WEDNESDAY 31ST JULY 2024 at 11:45PM.   

If you work in a health trust and have been granted a commissioned place on a programme you will receive an email to complete a commissioned application form. Please do not request a self-funding/fee paying form.  

Please note that our CPAD programmes are not open to international applicants living outside the UK/ROI.