Short courses
Health & Social Care

Supporting Learning in Practice (Non-accredited Route)

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants (you must check this with admissions before applying).
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

  • 14 weeks

More part-time details

  • 3 contact days (weeks 1, 5, 10) and 2 distance-learning days across a 10-week period
  • Enrolment date: October and February
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants:

Contact details

Further information

This multi-professional non-accredited blended-learning module prepares you if you are a health and social care professional responsible for learning and assessing others in your practice area. If you wish to gain academic credits as a mentor/educator you can complete an accredited version of this module at degree level: Mentoring in PracticePlease note: the Mentoring in Practice module is not covered within the HEE contract, and so a standard university fee will apply.

This module enables you to learn and develop across a number of key theoretical elements as well as learning from and within the clinical setting. The content includes:

  • the role and responsibilities of a practice mentor/educator
  • how educational theory can inform learning, teaching and assessment practice
  • learning, teaching and assessment strategies
  • how to provide constructive meaningful feedback to learners in the practice setting
  • the importance of evaluation in the context of learning
  • managing the struggling or failing learner
  • professional accountability.

How you learn

We use a variety of teaching and learning approaches. You are encouraged to engage with online digital-based lectures, workshops, group presentations, reflection and seminars as well as directed self-managed study. You have the opportunity to discuss your teaching and mentorship experiences with professionals from other disciplines to enhance your learning experience. Your learning is also supported by a range of resources and materials through the virtual learning environment.

How you are assessed

For NMC registrants, you must complete a portfolio that contains the essential evidence that you have successfully completed the competencies.

Entry requirements

You must be working in clinical practice with access to a learner that you can mentor.

You must be a qualified health professional.

Course information

Part-time

  • 14 weeks

More part-time details

  • 3 contact days (weeks 1, 5, 10) and 2 distance-learning days across a 10-week period
  • Enrolment date: October and February
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants:

Contact details

Further information