Developing Capability in Professional Practice (L5090)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring and summer teaching

This module builds upon IPLD part one taught in the autumn term and continues to provide a foundation to the rest of the degree. The module aims to introduce you to as many academic and professional learning skills as possible through a variety of means.

Taught by those committed to ensuring that the transition from the start of this year and into the next is both supportive and yet challenging, this module should not be regarded as simply another study skills module. The depth of learning from feedback, evaluation and small, as well as larger, group work encourages the linking of theory and practice (and the 'personal') from the start of the module.

This module begins with you being prepared for your five-day shadowing placement and concludes with you demonstrating, through individual presentations to panels including service users and carers, evidence of your readiness for professional practice next year. You will also include in your portfolio evidence of participation in skills workshops designed to refine communication and time management skills prior to placement in year two.



100%: Seminar


100%: Practical (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 43 hours of contact time and about 107 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: