Course Overview

A professionally orientated programme of study, this course enables students to further develop their self-awareness, values and understanding to help make better decisions in health care settings.

Key Features

  • Students are allowed to take up to four years to gain the Diploma in Health Care Practice award.
  • For those students that have studied longer than the four year requirement or those that have gained other level two modules elsewhere can still apply for progression to degree level three study so long as these courses equate to 120 credits at level two and include an approved research component.


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Undergraduate / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
SHG209Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)40Research and Critical Appraisal
Optional Modules


Developed in line with the Quality Assurance Agency's framework for higher education England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2001) and the NHS Knowledge and Skill Framework and Development Review (2004), this course is designed for health care professionals to continue their education and develop their skills to contribute to the changing health and social care system.

All students must undertake the core module (Research and Critical Appraisal) which accounts for 40 credits. The remaining 80 credits must be made up from a selection of the College’s optional modules at level two (please see our prospectus for a full list). This allows students to choose the modules that best suit their career or career plans.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have 120 credits at level one (nurses or midwives with NMC registration will fulfil this criteria)
  • Those with another professionally relevant qualification are also eligible to apply.

How To Apply

If you would like to apply, please contact

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
HEDip Part-time £2,100 N/A

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Speak Out Safely

The College of Human and Health Sciences supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we want every member of our staff and students to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.


Speak out safely


We promise that where staff or students identify a genuine patient safety concern, we will support them, help them to ensure their concern is fully investigated and, if appropriate, act on their concern. We will also give them feedback about how service providers have responded to the issue they have raised, as soon as possible.

Whether you are a staff member, or a student, please speak up when you feel something is wrong. We want you to be able to Speak Out Safely.