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Community Specialist Practice

Course Details

Course/Module Code





20-21 Accredited 20 credits



20-21 Non-Accredited 20 credits



Course Dates

Under the start date is shown: all attendance days and Apply for this course.

Course Dates

Course Information : Assessment Date: 7th July 2021 or 8th July 2021 (please keep both dates available for presentations). Please also note that once enrolled on the module, students will be allocated to either Stream A or Stream B for fortnightly action learning sets. Day 1 and Day 6 will be for all students together.



Attendance days for the course

Thursday - 15 April 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 22 April 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS10:00 - 18:00
Thursday - 29 April 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS10:00 - 18:00
Thursday - 06 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS10:00 - 18:00
Thursday - 13 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS10:00 - 18:00
Thursday - 20 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS10:00 - 18:00
Thursday - 27 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS10:00 - 18:00
Thursday - 03 June 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS10:00 - 18:00
Thursday - 10 June 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS10:00 - 18:00
Thursday - 24 June 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday - 07 July 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS10:00 - 15:00
Thursday - 08 July 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS10:00 - 15:00




Summative assessment includes two components:

Component A:
Completion of a portfolio evidencing the achievement of the NMC Specialist Practice (SP) standards (District Nursing) and 600 hours of supervised practice.

Component B:
10 minute oral presentation in which you will critically reflect on an aspect of your learning and development during the programme, and identify how this will lead to improvements in care and services.  

Formative assessment will take place through supervision of group work and discussion, as well as tutorial support and review of draft work. 



Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award


The Theory and Practice of Action Learning (AL) (online and in AL)

  • As a tool for self-development
  • Application in teams and with service users
  • Using AL to improve services and care

Reflective Practice  (online and in AL)

  • Theory and practice: key concepts

Course Director

Kathy Rogers

Entry Requirements

You must:

  • Have an active registration as an Adult Nurse on Part One of the register  
  • Be working in an area of practice that allows the student to meet the module learning outcomes.

If you are undertaking the Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ), you must have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice.


On completion of this level 3 module, you will be able to:

  • Evidence the achievement of the NMC SPQ standards (District Nursing) and practice hours.
  • Critically reflect on your learning and development over the course of the programme and identify how this will lead to improvements in care and services.
  • Identify
    i) areas in which you can develop professionally and personally, and
    ii) strategies that will support your development.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of learning approaches will be used, which may include:

  • Seminars
  • Action Learning (AL)
  • ICT based platforms
  • Formative assessment opportunity

Study facilities

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20 credit level 3 (undergraduate) module

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