First Contact Practitioner 2: Primary Care Practice

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First Contact Practitioner 2: Primary Care Practice

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Who the course is aimed at
This module is aimed at clinicians working within advanced practice roles in Primary Care settings who have completed stage one.
Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient
The aim of this module is to facilitate the development of complex reasoning and decision-making skills in advanced primary care practice to achieve stage 2 of the HEE FCP roadmap and FCP accreditation.
This will include the development of  personalised care approaches with advanced interpersonal abilities, holistic and critical assessment, investigation and diagnostic skills to offer client focused prevention, intervention and management of complex conditions.  You will also develop the personal attributes that underpin the 14 capabilities of the KSA’s detailed in the HEE FCP roadmap to practice with particular focus on critical evaluation of evidence based practice, service and personal development to support clinicians to meet the requirements of stage 2 of the roadmap.
What you learn
In order to prepare for the teaching sessions, learning materials and specific tasks will be delivered via distance learning.
You will gain the ability to apply a personalised care approach with the advanced use of interpersonal and communication skills in the effective management of individuals in primary care.
Develop an already comprehensive knowledge and critical evaluation of evidenced based condition management and prevention through multiple and inter-related interventions alongside collaborative MDT working to manage individuals in primary care.
Document professional progression and wider service development with application of critical evidence, clinical guidelines and patient preferences through self-awareness of your ability to lead, influence, and negotiate with others.
The indicative module contents map to the FCP KSA framework HEE MSK roadmap to practice however requires considerable experience (minimum 3-5 years of postgraduate practice) from the student to successfully complete the module.  It is envisaged that clinicians with enough experience and application to practice will be able to successfully undertake the required workplace based assessments to verify stage 2 of the FCP roadmap.
Skills gained for the workplace
You will be able to pass on your gained knowledge to others, improving overall effectiveness and patient outcome.


Fees and Funding for 2023/24

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £830

How to apply

Applications will be accepted up to and including the 23rd January 2025

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    All entrants to the module must meet the following requirements:

    • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
    • HCPC registered
    • Currently working in a relevant role
    • Have24 months full time (or equivalent part time) experience managing and treating musculoskeletal dysfunction 
    • FCP Roadmap Stage 1 complete: via a supervisor or successful FCP module completion, or RMACP module completed post-2021
    • Access to primary care working with scope to complete your placement hours (75 hours) with a supervisor you have secured (in some circumstances admission to the module may be accepted without this in place with prior approval by the module leader)


    A First degree (or equivalent professional qualification) in a related health care subject which is recognised in the UK will be considered on an individual basis as will equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications

    If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area. Note that the attainment of an IELTS score of 7 (with no element below 6.5) is required for registration with HCPC

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered at our Collegiate Crescent Campus

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    Starts Thursday 30th January 2025, with further teaching days on Thursday 13th February and Thursday 6th March.

    Assessments due week beginning 30th June 2025

    Please contact the module leader for further information.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of two assessment tasks

    Placement Portfolio: Critical reflection (3000 words)

    Supervisor assessment of capability in primary care with Roadmap Stage 2 Work Place based assessments (Pass/Fail)

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader David Alderson - or contact the student experience team:

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