Contract Learning for Professional Development

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11
Contract Learning for Professional Development

This module provides a means to create a bespoke learning framework to support the development of specific professional or clinical skills required for an advanced practice role.

It is particularly valuable for those who need to be able to operate in an area of specialised practice where existing educational programmes are not available. This flexible module is relevant to the role of the health professional who wishes to underpin their advanced practice with existing theory and standards.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

Various course dates run
throughout the year -
please contact us for details

Course Length

9 months

This module is primarily self-directed by the student in terms of subject area and this will govern the main areas of study. You will receive an initial briefing that will include an introduction to the concept of contract learning and guidance on the module procedures.

You will then submit a referenced proposal that outlines your intended objectives and the means by which you expect to achieve these within the workplace. Examples of areas of study are; radiotherapy treatment reviews, video fluoroscopy and extended practice with cross sectional imaging.



The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

This module is work based and primarily student led.
Delivery is online with resources available on CampusMoodle.

Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

The development of these skills and knowledge can contribute to your professional development and the effectiveness of your service perhaps leading to advanced practitioner status within your specialism.


An honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant healthcare discipline.


Course fees: £700

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Health and Exercise Science CPD team and we'll do our best to help.

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