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Review of Learning / Advanced Review of Learning with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Module code WBH 3616 
WBH 4615           
Level Level 6
Level 7
Start date September 2023
31 January 2024
Credits15 Credits
10 credits
Course leader Ruth Miller / Paula Nottingham


If you have substantial work experience, specialist expertise or undertaken professional development courses, you may be able to get the learning from this experience recognised and claim university credit. This is through a process called Recognition of Prior Leaning (RPL).

This unique module will support you to gain recognition and university credit for prior experiential learning (RPL). which can then be used towards a range of graduate / postgraduate University awards.

Course content

You will review and reflect on your learning experiences; past and present, and your ongoing professional development. You will be supported to present a reflective portfolio to ‘claim’ academic credit for your areas of learning.

Once awarded, credit can be used towards a range of graduate / postgraduate University awards.

Models of reflection will be introduced to facilitate a critical and evaluative approach to the identification of experiential, work based and formal learning. Learning activities will critically reflect upon your learning from your workplace and other formal and informal learning experiences.

Learning and teaching

The Learning and teaching strategy is ‘blended learning’. It is learner-centred and is supported by tutor led workshops which are currently online and 1:1 support. There are structured learning resources and activities supported through the online module learning site.


You will produce a portfolio that identifies and evidences each area of learning, supported by a reflective commentary which discusses the areas of learning claimed, within the context of the learners professional practice.

The size of the portfolio will depend on the amount of credit being claimed.

Fees and funding

The fees* below refer to the 2023/24 academic year unless otherwise stated.

  • Per credit: £63
  • 10 credits: £630
  • 15 credits: £945

*Course fees are subject to annual inflation.

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

How to apply

If you wish to undertake this as a ‘stand alone’ module, please complete our application form.

If you want to take this module as part of a master’s programme than please refer to the relevant programme page.

For further guidance on this module, please contact Ruth Miller.

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