Short courses
Health & Social Care

Facilitating Practice Education

University Certificate in Professional Development:

This award enables you to develop your educational role to facilitate students’ learning and assessment in your practice area.

Course information

Part-time

  • 10 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Diploma
  • Enrolment date: March
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information

  • 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.

During this course, you study the following areas:

  • the role of the practice educator/mentor
  • professional responsibilities of the healthcare professional practice educator/mentor
  • theories of learning and teaching
  • learning contracts and practice portfolios
  • assessing learning needs
  • assessment types and strategies
  • giving effective feedback
  • strategies for supporting students, particularly those struggling in practice
  • failure to fail
  • documenting student progress
  • reflection
  • online learning skills
  • academic writing.

This 10-week module is delivered using a blended learning approach. The face-to-face elements are taught over three separate study days during weeks one, three and five at either the Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington campus, or Middlesbrough campus. You also engage in online interactive activities to support your learning and prepare you for the second and third face-to-face study days.

How you learn

You learn through a variety of methods including keynote lectures, group work, role-play, case studies and independent directed online learning. To complement the learning and teaching strategies you access learning materials such as PowerPoint presentations, interactive online activities and external links through the virtual learning environment, e-learning@tees site. Resources are also provided in the School's practice support site.

How you are assessed

You are assessed through a 4,000-word case study which critically analyses the role and responsibilities of a practice educator/mentor in the healthcare professional practice environment. This case study is submitted in week ten.

Entry requirements

For entry to this course, you must be working in healthcare with responsibility to support learning in practice.

Course information

Part-time

  • 10 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Diploma
  • Enrolment date: March
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information