Work Based Project Module

This module enables practitioners working at a senior level to use a project being carried out in the workplace to gain academic credits. It enables learning to be reviewed, and different aspects of the work-based experience to be explored in greater detail. It is guided by a learning agreement that is negotiated between you and your University tutor (and the employer where appropriate).

Module Code NM7061
Level 7
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions


The aims of the module are to:

  • Provide an opportunity for learning to be achieved in the work context.
  • Facilitate strategic development within the work place for the mutual benefit of employer and employee.
  • Enable you to use the knowledge and skills gained through theoretical study in a practical situation.
  • Provide a mechanism that enables HE to work in partnership with external organisations to design and deliver modules which meet specific needs efficiently and economically.
  • Engender in you a sympathetic understanding of the method of operation of the reflective practitioner.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Critically apply knowledge, skills and understanding in project development which results in justified continuation of, or change of strategy to, project management.
  • Critically reflect on the processes undertaken and practices adopted and evaluate these in light of relevant theories and known methods to make an individualised, comprehensive critique of the project.
  • Critically reflect on your own personal development and future plans, taking into account a range of theoretical perspectives, alternative solutions and contrasting views.
  • Interrelate concepts and methodologies from published sources and current practice to articulate the project plan and anticipate future learning needs.
  • Critically discuss your effectiveness as a reflective practitioner in relation to critical reading of a range of relevant literature, application of current practices and justification of new approaches.

KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:
1 Communication   
2 Personal and People Development 
3 Health, Safety and Security  
4 Service Improvement   
5 Quality   
6 Equality and Diversity


For further information on the module,
please contact:
For application information, please contact:

Louise Shorney
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Riverside Campus
Castle Drive
Chester CH1 1SL

T: 01244 511628

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000