Work-based Learning

Key facts

  • Module codeNURU225
  • Start date 1 Feb 2021
  • Application deadline18 Jan 2021
  • Duration11 weeks
  • Credit value SCQF SCQF 9 20
  • Fees Home: £545 Overseas: £1003
  • Study mode


There is an increasing awareness within clinical practice and higher education that learning in the broadest sense is best gained through participation.  This can be via formal and informal experiential learning opportunities and personal experiences.

As such, this module provides you with an opportunity to focus on an aspect or aspects of your own practice/work and utilise a range of learning experiences/methods to demonstrate your progression in understanding/knowledge.

Work-based learning gives you an opportunity to engage in learning related to an aspect of work. You could focus on a work-related project you're particularly interested in, or wish to demonstrate as part of your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

This module is available for all Health, Social Care and Allied Health Care professionals who are working in practice.

  • Students should normally be working in an area of practice, or have a voluntary arrangement with a specific agency/area of practice.
  • All students are required to identify and have an agreed clinical (work place) mentor prior to commencing the module.

Find out more about fees and funding.

The module content is driven by the desired learning you have chosen to pursue within your practice/workplace.

Topics are:

  • Provision of core materials to assist students successfully engage with developing evidence for supporting their new knowledge and skills in practice,
  • Assistance for portfolio development and confidence building opportunities to facilitate a quality learning experience.

The module requires you to identify and have an agreed clinical mentor; as well an academic mentor (Module Co-ordinator) who will ensure an agreed learning contract is established. Regular review and contact between the student and the two mentors is facilitated through negotiation by the student.

The module is delivered using a blend of teaching methods: Canvas is used to deliver many of the resources, reading materials and provides a discussion forum and chat tool to aid student support. 

Gwenne McIntosh

You can utilise the learning from the module as part of your current academic career pathway development and Personal Development Plan.