Module code: PSY3112

Module Overview

The module gives students from a wide range of disciplines in health and social care the opportunity to evidence their practice in their own clinical speciality. Students will be encouraged to examine theoretical aspects of decision-making, to analyse and develop their practice, develop strategies for effective and defendable practice through an analysis care situations from their practice. The student will be supervised by a mentor in practice who will sign off competencies in practice, giving written and verbal feedback on the student’s performance and development. Tutorial support will be available from a member of staff relevant to the student’s area of practice. 

Module provider


Module Leader

BEDFORD Laura (Psychology)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 28.5

Lecture Hours: 1

Tutorial Hours: 0.5

Practical/Performance Hours: 120

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

  • The potential capacity to perform academically to undergraduate level as assessed through a combination of their application form, performance at interview and the completion of a written academic essay
  • Relevant mental health work experience (voluntary or paid) as assessed through their application form and performance at interview
  • Employment within an IAPT service that is able to meet the course training requirements 

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • E learning materials to assist the practitioner to evidence their practice

  • Clinical supervision in a variety of clinical settings

  • Role of the specialist practitioner 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Portfolio element 1: A competency document within a portfolio of evidence Pass/Fail
Coursework Portfolio element 2: An analysis of a care based scenario (500 words) 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the advancement of their practice in clinical settings. 

Students need to have passed all assignments for modules PSY3110, PSY3111 and PSY3113 before submitting their module PSY3112 portfolio with practice competencies signed off.

The assessment must be passed in order to pass the module.

Assessment will be marked at FHEQ level 6, with a pass mark of 40% on graded assessments and passed pass/fail assessments. 

Formative assessment

Written and / or verbal feedback from clinical and case management supervisors as part of the portfolio of learning including regular review of practice day tasks. Tutors will monitor progress through a mid-way and final review meeting with trainees.

The portfolio must pass to pass the module. This includes (but is not limited to) the practice competencies being signed off by the practice supervisor and all graded assignments achieve at least 40%.at FHEQ level 6).

Module aims

  • To enable practitioners to demonstrate advancement of their clinical skills and practice competencies.
  • To integrate their approach to patient care and management leading enhanced patient pathways.
  • To innovate and develop their practice, putting the patient or service user at the centre of care.
  • To empower and support patients in self-care and management.
  • To facilitate the development of critical thinking and an enquiring mind.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Analyse the evidence base informing patient management in the clinical environment. KC
002 Demonstrate an empowering and supportive approach to patient care. PT
003 Reflect on patient case studies identifying innovative solutions to clinical cases using and evidence based approach. KCT
004 Demonstrate the achievement of practice role evidencing their practice as practitioners. CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Enable students to develop and demonstrate the development of their practice skills and techniques within their working environment.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Discussion

  • Workshops

  • Work based Learning

  • Problem Based Learning

  • Simulation

  • E-Learning resources

  • Tutorials

  • Clinical and case management supervision 

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: PSY3112

Other information

This module is only available to students undertaking the Advanced Practice in Psychological Wellbeing Grad Cert.

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.