Advanced Clinical Practice

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Health. Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement are advised to undertake the Professional Profile Development modules in order to apply for recognition for prior (experiential) learning. Details of the module can be found at this link.

You should also have a minimum of 2 years post registration experience and be able to demonstrate through your personal statement that you have developed professionally to a level that prepares you for an advanced clinical role.

Your personal statement should address the following criteria in no more than 1200 words:

  • Identify the main national and local drivers that have influenced your expansion into an advanced clinical practice role;
  • Describe how you will incorporate advanced clinical practice into your role and its benefit to service users;
  • Evidence of how your use of research has developed clinical practice;
  • Demonstrate how you implement change and how you monitor and evaluate practice;
  • Evidence recent continual professional development;
  • Evidence your understanding of the legal and role boundaries of the advanced practice role
You are required to provide evidence of support from an appropriate work based practice assessor and a practice supervisor for support in developing the advanced clinical practice competencies.

Applicants will need to satisfy the requirements for access to the Non-Medical Prescribing module as stipulated by the NMC/HCPC. Further information and a link to the application form and process can be found at this link.

Your application should be supported by two references, either academic or professional; one of the references should be from a professional who can confirm that you have undertaken the necessary development for Advanced Practice. A template can be accessed at this link and references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.

Applicants who successfully completed a PG Diploma Advanced Practice or PG Diploma Advanced Clinical Practice course at Leeds Beckett in the last five years will be considered for advanced entry and will only need to complete a further 60 level 7 credit points for the dissertation module.

Applicants who successfully completed their PG Diploma course more than five years ago or completed a similar PG Diploma course at another university can apply for credit transfer through the Recognition of Prior Learning route.

Selection Criteria

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.


IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our university welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. If you have recent relevant work experience and/or professional qualifications, we may be able to consider you for entry through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and relevant work experience in your application.

All applicants should meet our standard entry requirements of GCSE grade C in English language and, where specified, Maths. Alternative qualifications such as functional skills are accepted in lieu of GCSEs for most courses.