Teesside University Return to Practice

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Teesside University Return to Practice

Return to Practice (Degree Level)

University Certificate in Professional Development:

  • HENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants (you must check this with admissions before applying).
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

This award enables you to renew your registration with your professional body and re-enter practice with the competence and confidence to provide high-quality care and a safe standard of practice. The course is relevant for all lapsed Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registrants as well as those on the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register.

The programme helps you apply theoretical knowledge and concepts underpinning multi-disciplinary working to your practice area. An initial five days of study addresses mandatory training in areas such as manual handling, infection control and basic life support. After this you meet on Wednesday evenings where you have the opportunity to experience shared learning with midwives and specialist community public health nurses as well as other health professionals including occupational therapists, diagnostic radiographers, physiotherapists, and operating department practitioners. Please note: information is offered below about interview dates and will be held with regard to personal values and behaviours outlined in the NHS Constitution for England (2012).

Come along to one of our open evenings at our Darlington campus – they provide in depth information about the course and give you the opportunity to address any concerns or queries.

  • 18 October
  • 8 November

WHY YOU STUDY

The content of the programme reflects the NMC standards (Prep, 2011). On successful completion of this award, you will be able to:

  • understand the influence of health and social policy relevant to the practice of nursing and midwifery
  • understand the requirements of legislation, guidelines, codes of practice and policies relevant to the practice of nursing and midwifery
  • understand the current structure and organisation of care, nationally and locally
  • understand current issues in nursing and midwifery education and practice
  • use relevant literature and research to inform the practice of nursing and midwifery
  • identify and assess need, design and implement interventions and evaluate outcomes in all relevant areas of practice, including the effective delivery of appropriate emergency care
  • use appropriate communications, teaching and learning skills
  • function effectively in a team and participate in a multi-professional approach to the care of patients and clients
  • identify strengths and weaknesses, acknowledge limitations of competence and recognise the importance of maintaining and developing professional competence.


Come along to one of our open evenings at our Darlington campus – they provide in depth information about the course and give you the opportunity to address any concerns or queries.

  • 4 October
  • 18 October
  • 8 November

The first week of the programme is based at Darlington campus. The subsequent evening sessions are delivered at the Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington campus.

Entry requirements

You must:

  • have a recordable professional qualification – lapsed (verified by the appropriate body)
  • complete an enhanced DBS check and work place risk assessment.

Before applying for this award you must contact Kay Scott, senior lecturer at kay.scott@tees.ac.uk or on 01642 384953.

Come along to one of our open evenings at our Darlington campus – they provide in depth information about the course and give you the opportunity to address any concerns or queries.

  • 4 October
  • 18 October
  • 8 November