TVLC Business Skills Development Module

Business Skills Development Module

Applications for full educational funding to attend the 2023 TVLC Business Skills Development Module (30 Masters Credits) are OPEN!


Funded places are limited, see below for more information and how to apply!

In 2017 Urgo Medical in partnership with the University of Huddersfield developed the Tissue Viability Leading Change (TVLC) Business Skills Development Module which offers successful students 30 credits at Masters Level! The module is a direct example of successful tripartite partnership working between academia, clinical practice and industry, with the sole aim of supporting clinicians to access education in business skills development to enhance Tissue Viability Services and patient outcomes.

The TVLC Business Skills Development Module is designed to equip Tissue Viability clinicians with the strategic planning and business case development skills required to take a service based idea/project through the different stages to successful implementation.

Accredited by the University of Huddersfield the TVLC Business Skills Development Module meets master’s level requirements, providing students with 30 masters’ credits upon successful completion. It can be taken as a stand-alone module or can contribute towards an ongoing Tissue Viability MSc. Students are required attend 30 hours of face to face classroom teaching which will be scheduled at the University of Huddersfield over eight days, this is divided into in four two day modular sessions scheduled from April to July.

What do past students have to say about the module?

“The business skills course gave me the skills and knowledge to create a successful business case for two additional staff members.”

“A valuable course with so many transferable skills, I would recommend this to both new and experienced Tissue Viability Nurses.”

“I began the course thinking I knew a lot, managed to realise I didn’t know much and then learned loads! A great group, excellent and interested tutors, a varied curriculum, and I have made friends for life with the group members. I grew as a clinician in knowledge, confidence and desire to make my role even more productive. I now have the skills to do exactly that!”

Click here and here to read and download two of the latest Wounds UK Professional Development publications by Professor Karen Ousey, Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Huddersfield. Professor Ousey discusses the importance of supporting Tissue Viability in developing transferable skills in strategic planning and business case development. The second publication includes feedback from past students and demonstrates the positive impact the TVLC Business Skills Development Module had upon their competence and confidence levels in creating a successful business case to deliver change to improve their local Tissue Viability service.


When are the next course dates?

The TVLC Business Skills Development Module will be delivered as a blended approach of face-to-face and virtual learning to allow for optimal flexibility. Students are required to attend all four modules below:

Module 1: 16th and 17th April 2024- on campus at the University of Huddersfield

Module 2: 14th and 15th May 2024- virtual

Module 3: 11th and 12th June 2024- virtual

Module 4: 9th and 10th July 2024- virtual

Who should apply?

Those who are already managing or leading a Tissue Viability or wound care related service. 

Healthcare Professionals within a Tissue Viability or other wound care related service that have identified a need for service change in the workplace, have a strategic idea or project, and are currently at Band 7 or above.


How do I apply for a funded place on the course?

The TVLC Business Skills Development Module is designed to equip Tissue Viability clinicians with the skills and knowledge required to take a service-based idea/project through the different stages to successful implementation. 

To apply, please download the Project Application form here to submit an outline of your service-based idea or project in no more than 500 words. This project will form a key part of your learning throughout the course and final assessment. 

Please email your application to Sarah Summerson, UK Head of Learning and Development, Urgo Medical:


Places are limited! If you require more information about the module or guidance about how to apply, please contact your local Urgo Medical Healthcare Partnership Manager.


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