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HLTH6211 MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

Module Overview

The End Point Assessment is a standardised 'module' that takes place at the end of any apprenticeship. The End Point Assessment for the Advanced Clinical Practitioner apprenticeship is stipulated jointly by the Institute for Apprenticeship (2018) and Skills for Health (2018). Full details can be found in the Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Advanced Clinical Practitioner Level 7.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The end point assessment provides a synoptic assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard (IfA 2018, Skills for Health 2018). It delivers a valid, reliable and independent judgement that the apprentice has achieved the standard required in order to be awarded the Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Level 7.

Learning Outcomes


The End Point Assessment is a requirement of the apprenticeship process and includes no syllabus of its own. Rather, it is an assessment which is undertaken over a maximum 3 month period whereby the apprentice, having successfully completed all the 'on programme assessment' components, passes through the apprenticeship 'gateway' and is permitted to demonstrate via a synoptic assessment process the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard.

Special Features

This module can only be studied if you are enrolled for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship route. It cannot be studied 'stand alone' or as part of any other MSc route. The End Point Assessment can only be undertaken when the requirements to pass through the 'gateway' as stipulated on page 6 of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner End Point Assessment Plan published by the Institute for Apprenticeships have been achieved. The End Point Assessment fulfils the requirement of an integrated End Point Assessment as stipulated by the Institute for Apprenticeships. To that end, exceptionally, the assessment is carried out by an Independent Assessor who is responsible for: - Assessing and grading the examination paper - Chairing the presentation panel - Determining the presentation grade - Determining the final apprenticeship grade The University acts as the End Point Assessment Organisation, which includes appointing the independent assessor, developing the End Point Assessment materials and setting the open book examination.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The apprenticeship End Point Assessment includes no formal teaching. However students are supported in their preparation for this End Point Assessment by the module blackboard site, appropriate assessment guidance, exam/presentation preparation, and by 1:1 and group tutorials.

Completion of assessment task240
Total study time250

Resources & Reading list

Raybould,S (2016). Presentation Genius: 40 Insights from the Science of Presenting. 

Wilkinson,I; Raine,T; Wiles,K. et al (2017). The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. 

Stanley,D (2016). Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare: Values into Action (Advanced Clinical Practice). 

A Multi Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England.

How to Write a Case Study.



MethodPercentage contribution
Open Book Exam  (2 hours) 50%
Presentation  (1650 words) 50%

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