Accelerating Learning for Professionals

University of West England - UWE
Course summary
Length: 12 weeks
Location: Bristol
Next available date: Enquire for details - Bristol

Course Description

UWE Professional Training Courses

Accelerating Learning for Professionals

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Explore ways in which you can self assess and through so doing, optimise learning and development opportunities in your own practice environment.
  • Develop an analytical approach to appraising a range of sources of evidence.
  • Reflect on the ways in which learning may affect your professional and practice development.
  • Demonstrate a problem solving approach to the analysis of your professional practice.
  • Examine the nature of evidence based practice and its impact on your professional practice.
  • Enhance your skills of communication and presenting information.
  • Demonstrate your information retrieval skills.
  • Utilise information and communication technology appropriately to support your undergraduate study.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Professional Registered Practitioners

Training Course Content

Tools and frameworks for learning

  • Assessment and evaluation of learning styles
  • Application of self-assessment of learning approaches, preferences and developmental needs.
  • Development of professional practice Application of learning contractsConcepts of lifelong learning
  • Frameworks for reflection
  • Self-Management of independent study Problem solving
  • Negotiation skills

Using evidence to underpin professional practice

  • An introduction to assessing and evaluating evidence
  • Sources of knowledge in personal and professional decision making Sources ofevidence
  • The advantages and limitations of evidence based practice Appraising the suitability of information sources Accountability: justifying professional decisions and actions

Information management

  • Structure of literature
  • Types of information e.g. statistics, official publications, non-print media Access to and organisation of sources of information.
  • Searching and reviewingliterature.
  • Skills of communication and presentation of information AcademicWriting


Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Provider: University of West England - UWE

The University of West England - UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol has a reputation built on innovative courses, established links with a range of external partners, first-class facilities and a strong team of research active staff. They offer a wide variety of courses including foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees...

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