The programme runs once a year, from November to July offering 12 study days utilising the expertise of medical, ANNP, AHP and nursing teams from the units across the network. The Work Based Learning element of the programme is currently accredited by Kings College London, offering Level 6 or Level 7 studies with 30 CATS points or 15 ETCS. For the 2022/23 cohort an additional half day has been incorporated into the programme to address academic skills.
The programme offers a mixture of structured learning, self-directed study, and practical learning in the shape of skills days and a clinical placement in a tertiary unit.
The majority of the course is delivered virtually (live online days) and uses an online learning platform, which increases accessibility. The scheduled skills day is run face to face and the students are allocated to attend at their closest tertiary unit. If students are out of the TV&W Network, this day is negotiated with the QIS course leads. Further practical elements of the course are facilitated by the education teams within the individual units and the ongoing support of the course leads.