Centre for Professional Practice

Excellence in practice trans-disciplinary learning


The Centre for Professional Practice recognises and understands the individual needs of working professionals, who participate as non-traditional part-time learners and the balance required between study and the specific areas in which they operate. Our programmes of study provide inclusive and coherent educational and work-related opportunities.

Taught sessions are delivered in a welcoming, supportive and flexible academic environment, by an academic team with extensive professional practitioner experience. They are experienced in delivering work-related programmes and understand the constraints of balancing a full time career with the demands of Higher Education. The Centre for Professional Practices programmes are designed to enhance career progression and foster intellectual and professional development and practice.

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The Centre for Professional Practice works in a close collaborative partnership with Health Education England (HEE) to credit two postgraduate programmes and a foundation degree offering professionals the opportunity to study part-time whilst remaining in employment.





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Strategic Leadership and Multi-Professional Education in Healthcare - PG Cert

The programme provides you with the opportunity to assess and raise the standards of patient care through workplace-based learning; to critically review outcomes of care delivered through informed research and audit and to enhance skills in clinical and non-clinical disciplines.

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The Centre for Professional Practice also collaborate with Kent Community Health Care Trust to accredit a programme designed to respond to the gaps in clinical education and aligning with the Kent Community Health Care strategy.


The Postgraduate Certificate in Community Health Care has been developed to apply theories, concepts and techniques of learning as they relate to the workplace, in addition to responding to gaps in clinical education and assurance related to competent practice which correlated directly to patient outcomes.

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The Centre for Professional Practice runs the following modules with the partner organisations:

Teams Improving Patients Safety (TIPS), East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

First Line Management for Professional Healthcare Practice - Local Context, Medway NHS Foundation Trust



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Introduction to a Masters-Level Study

(Academic Threshold Concept) Online Short Course

The Introduction to Master's-Level Study (Academic Threshold Concept) online short course introduces you to the concepts and skills required for successful study of the Master’s programmes delivered by the Centre for Professional Practice. This is an online course, no attendance is required.

To access it you will be using the University of Kent's Virtual Learning Environment. This is a self-guided study resource comprising two parts plus a third part for those wishing to gain academic credit.

  • Part I: an introduction to the skills needed to research and write assignments at Masters' level.
  • Part II: an introduction to concepts of learning at Master's level.
  • Part III: assessment details (only required if seeking to gain academic credit).

From the course you develop skills in the following areas: the ability to communicate clearly in written formats in academic and professional workplace settings; manage complex information effectively and present this using a comprehensive range of learning resources; demonstrate a capacity for autonomous learning and the ability to access professional resources as appropriate.

By the end of the course you will be able to: understand and demonstrate the academic concepts required to advance professional practice in regard to scholarship; apply the conventions and techniques of academic writing to interpret knowledge and practice within a professional context; develop academic writing and critical reasoning capabilities.

On successful completion of Parts 1, 2 and 3 you are awarded 15 credits.
You can purchase Parts 1 & 2 at a total cost of £100 (this is non-credit bearing option).
For those wishing to go on to gain academic credit, the cost for Part 3 is £550.

As this is an online short course, students can start it at any time but it must be completed within 9 calendar months.


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