Credit value: 40
Mode of delivery: Distance Learning and On-campus Learning (compulsory 3 day workshop & 3 day assessment)
Workshop dates: 12, 13, & 14 June 2017
Practical assessments: 21, 22 & 23 August 2017
Location: Aston University, Birmingham
Fee: The total cost of the course, including assessments, is £2200
How to apply: Please complete the online application form.
Application deadline: 1 May 2017
Further information: Contact Sarah Riches firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0121 204 4201
This 40 credit stand-alone module is aimed at currently employed Assistant Audiologists / Hearing Care Assistants (HCA) who wish to develop their clinical skills. Practical skills training is provided according to current BSA/BAA best practice guidelines. The module consists of online distance e-learning, practical workshop training, written and practical assessments and a work-based element where a portfolio is built on procedural tasks completed under the supervision of a work-based supervisor.
This module can also be used as APEL credit towards the clinical skills module in the First Stage of the Foundation Degree (FD). Please see below for more details.
Once the necessary pre-requisite theoretical e-learning sessions have been completed by the participants in their own study time, a series of workshops will take place in our custom built clinical skills laboratory. These workshops will cover the following topics:
After further training in the workplace competence in these clinical skills will be assessed by University Appointed Assessors.
The module is spilt into 2 key components, Core Professional Competency and Core Clinical Competency. By the end of the module individuals will have demonstrated their theoretical knowledge and clinical competency in the following areas.
Core Professional Competencies:
Core Clinical Competencies:
This module can also be used as APEL credit towards the clinical skills module in the First Stage of the Foundation Degree (FD). If applicants wish to use this as APEL they must complete the entire module and meet the Foundation Degree academic qualifications entry criteria of:
Please note: Completion of the module is not a guarantee of being accepted on to the Foundation Degree course. Applicants for the Foundation Degree will go through the usual application process for undergraduate programmes. Furthermore, this module can only be used as APEL if the individual enrols on to the next available intake for the Foundation Degree Programme.