This Accelerating Learning for Professionals module is an exciting move forward if you would like to accelerate your progress toward a degree. It will equip you with the skills required to study at level 2.

You will be able to identify your professional and educational needs through diagnostic assessment culminating in an action learning plan.

Entry requirements

In agreement with the Module Leader you must:

Be working within the Ambulance Service in a patient contact role, OR position of responsibility where you deal with incidents. (This is so you can draw on experiences for the assignment)
e.g. An EMD, Dispatcher, Control Officer or Manager – a Registered Professional working with patients or dealing with incidents.
If you are unsure , please contact the module leader
Please note- the UWE webpage description does not fully reflect the course being offered as this is a bespoke closed run for SWAST staff


Tools and frameworks for learning

  • Further development of professional practice
  • Approaches to learning
  • Application and the use of learning contracts
  • Concepts of lifelong learning
  • Frameworks for reflection
  • Principles of self awareness/self disclosure
  • Self management
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Negotiating skills
  • Sustaining and managing learning for change

Using evidence to underpin professional practice

  • An introduction to assessing and evaluating evidence
  • Sources of knowledge in personal and professional decision making
  • Sources of evidence, definitions of and approaches to research
  • The advantages and limitations of research based evidence
  • Accountability: justifying professional decisions and actions

Information management

  • Structure of literature, e.g. primary and secondary sources
  • Types of information, e.g. statistics, official publications, non-print media
  • Access to and organisation of sources of information
  • Searching and reviewing the literature
  • Assessing the suitability of information sources
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Skills in communicating and presenting information


Learning and Teaching

You will be able to:

  • Explore ways in which the individual can maximise learning opportunities in their own practice environment
  • Identify the contribution of research to professional practice
  • Develop an analytical approach to appraising evidence
  • Explore the ways in which learning may affect professional and practice development
  • Demonstrate a problem solving approach to the analysis of professional practice
  • Reflect and assess your own strengths and learning needs in the professional role
  • Examine the nature of evidence and its impact on professional practice
  • Develop skills in communicating and presenting information
  • Demonstrate information retrieval skills
  • Make the use of information and communication technology appropriately to support the above.

The emphasis of this level 1 module will be on facilitating the diverse needs of a range of highly experienced practitioners through a multiple learning approaches. Information retrieval skills, small group work, action learning, seminar work and work-based learning will also be a focus in the delivery of the module and you will be encouraged to draw on your own practice to promote discussion and applications of concepts.


4000 word personal development profile. You will be required to complete a formative assessment during the module.


·         Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th March 2019

·         Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th March 2019

Please ensure you have submitted your application by 09:00 on Sunday 20th January 2019

Deadline may be extended if low numbers of applications. If so, those who have already applied will automatically recieve a place.

UWE Module link- NB- the information on here is an overview only- you DO NOT have to be a registered professional to apply

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