Places added to course for working professionals to turn CPD credits into degree
EXTRA places have been added on a programme for working practitioners looking to turn their continuing professional development credits into full master degrees.
The University of Chichester course is aimed at qualified and experienced workers or managers in professions that work with people – including healthcare, social work, early years, and public sector organisations.
Known as advanced professional practice programme, it is offered as both an MA (Master of Arts) and an MSc (Master of Science).
Students achieve either qualification at their own pace, and study can be combined with work and personal commitments.
Programme lead Suzanna McGregor from the University of Chichester said: “The MA APP builds on our established tradition of delivering professional programmes.
“Our framework enables you to achieve masters level qualifications as part of CPD, and experienced practitioners and managers have access to the latest high-quality research methodologies and research-informed teaching.”
The MA programme offers three pathways: a postgraduate certificate in advanced professional practice, postgraduate diploma in advanced professional practice, or an MA advanced professional practice
Professional Holly Hart, who supports apprentices working in south coast businesses, graduated last year, and said she was initially nervous but the MA’s modular approach was entirely manageable.
She added: “I wasn’t sure that the course would suit me as I don’t work in health and social care but the support and encouragement of the lecturers has been exceptional, finding ways to integrate my role into the wider discussions and placing just as much emphasis on the importance of it.”