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Learning Beyond Registration Professional, Post-registration programmes

Learning Beyond Registration offers the opportunity for practising healthcare professionals to continue their professional development through our range of post-registration programmes and modules, which are accredited and validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

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Applicants can opt for standalone modules for their continuing professional development or choose from a range of part-time healthcare undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


Reasons to study Learning Beyond Registration Professional at DMU Leicester:

  • As a practising healthcare professional you can continue your professional development through post-registration programmes and modules accredited by the NMC and in some cases the  Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Modules developed through the university’s partnerships with the East Midlands Strategic Heath Authority (SHA) practice partners
  • Benefit from an enhanced learning experience with our recent £12 million investment in facilities
  • Unique partnerships including Macmillan Cancer Support UK and our dedicated Centre for the Promotion of Excellence in Palliative Care (CPEP) - in collaboration with the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice (LOROS)
  • Balance study alongside work with our flexible study options (full-time, part-time, distance learning and taught options) and multiple starts
  • Funding opportunities  are available for NHS and non-NHS professionals under the East Midlands LETB contract
  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Duration: This is variable, and dependent on module selection and credit worth. Modules are usually 16 weeks in length 16 weeks in length and part-time.

Location: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding: Funding is through the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority although you can fund yourself in certain circumstances or obtain a sponsor.

  • Part Time  15 Credit Module £534
  • 30 Credit Module £1,068
  • 45 Credit Module £1,602 
  • Mentorship PRED 3000 £417 

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Additional costs: You may incur additional costs for this programme, including the cost of travelling to and from project/placement locations.

Key facts for international students

Not available to international students

Entry criteria

  • Effective registration with a professional healthcare body eg, NMC, HPC
  • Clinical experience
  • Support from your direct line manager and the requirement of a mentor
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) can be considered

The length of experience required, along with further entry criteria will be dependent on your module choice.

Interview required: No

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2019 will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff.


Structure and assessment


Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Academic expertise



  • We offer various individual modules which include:

  • Return to Study
  • Stand-alone modules
  • Health and Professional Practice BSc
  • Specialist Practitioner Qualification BSc
  • Specialist Community Public Health
  • Nursing BSc
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Clinical Midwifery BSc

You will be taught by staff with acknowledged reputations for excellence in both their teaching and research projects. International reputations include research innovative teaching strategies, individual Teacher Fellow and National Teacher Fellow awards.

Expertise from visiting lecturers is also evident in merging theory with practice endeavouring to working collaboratively with healthcare staff in our teaching provision for students. You will be supported in developing your ability to think and write analytically, critically and reflectively utilising your healthcare experiences.

Each module will have different types of assessment you can generally expect written assignments, exams and learning outcomes.

Teaching on the programme is provided by midwifery lecturers and expert visiting lecturers. 

Facilities and features

Health and Life Sciences 


Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.


We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.

During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.

We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers



You are expected to be working in a clinical setting already and will therefore be expected to apply practical experience to the theoretical knowledge that you will learn during your studies with us. This will enhance your learning experience, making it relevant to the healthcare environment. 


Graduate careers

Upon successful completion of the individual modules, you are able to further your study onto a degree level healthcare programme or you can select another individual module to study; if you wish to increase your knowledge in certain areas of healthcare. 



Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons, helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK-based activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

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