We use immersive and simulated learning environments to help our learners develop their practice, knowledge and skills. Simulation and immersive learning provide artificial, digitally created content and environments that accurately replicate real-life scenarios so that new skills and techniques can be learned and accomplished.
Learners actively engage on these scenarios to solve problems within a realistic and controlled environment, in a risk-free and safe space where learning can be repeated and success can be accurately measured.
You will also have the opportunity to learn safely through simulated and immersive environments in our fully equipped skills labs and develop new knowledge and skills such as Basic Life Support, A to E assessments, etc.
We have a fantastic immersive suite, designed to provide a visually engaging experience for our learners, using equipment such as video walls to fully immerse you into different virtual/simulated environments such as in the hospital ward, road traffic accident or a home visit etc. We also have a fully equipped Community house, which we can use for role plays, case study scenarios.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 8-10 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.
Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.
There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.
In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).
Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.