University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Learning in Practice

Course comprises of a 5-day taught module followed by an assignment to attain the postgraduate award (PGA); this course aims to: equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance their learning in higher education; allow students to consider and reflect on the complex issues surrounding learning in a practice setting; allow students to develop an understanding of the complexity of organisational demands, and the tension placed on practitioners in respect of service and learning needs; to allow students to gain: skills, knowledge and practice in academic and scholarship requirements at levels of study leading to attainment of a Masters qualification; personal study skills to enable them to provide a personal plan for meeting their learning needs; give them a solid knowledge of the concept of a learning organisation, which in turn allows the students to consider their application to the NHS; give them an understanding of how learning in the workplace can be facilitated, and the different approaches that can be utilised to reduce dissonance between academic needs and practice needs for emerging professionals; the ability to comment cogently on issues surrounding fitness for purpose in the NHS, and the continuing education and training needs that professionals need to address; the ability to analyse different education models used in the workplace and to identify for themselves a module which could be used in their place of workthe skills to prepare a teaching scheme for a newly qualified practitioner in the student's own place of work, which would then support transitional learning.

Entry requirements

2.2 degree in a relevant subject; or relevant work experience; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.5 in reading and writing, TOEFL (iBT) 92, PTE 62, CAE 60+ or CPE.

Assessment methods

4,000 word assignment which takes the form of a contract agreed with the module leader.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGA Part-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

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