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Professional Development
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Community Specialist Practice

Course Details

Course/Module Code





22-23 Accredited 20 credits



22-23 Non-Accredited 20 credits



Course Dates

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Course Dates

Course Information : CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 30/03/23. If the closing date has passed please contact us for availability. PLEASE ALSO NOTE: once your application status is showing as registered, it will take up to 5 working days for your login details for MyUWE to be issued by email. Please only contact us if you have not received after this time. Assessment Date (Presentation): 5th or 6th July 2023.



Attendance days for the course

Thursday - 13 April 2023GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 27 April 2023GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 04 May 2023CPD DISTANCE LEARNING (HAS)09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 11 May 2023GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 18 May 2023CPD DISTANCE LEARNING (HAS)09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 25 May 2023GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 08 June 2023GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 15 June 2023CPD DISTANCE LEARNING (HAS)09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 22 June 2023GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00




  • Completion of a portfolio evidencing the achievement of the NMC Specialist Practice (SP) standards (District Nursing) and 600 hours of supervised practice.
  • A 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 level 6 (undergraduate level) 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 module syllabus typically includes:

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 Community Specialist Practice level 6 (undergraduate level) 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 areas in which you can develop professionally and personally, and
    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

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20 credit level 6 module

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