Short courses
Health & Social Care

The Role of the Practice Teacher

University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development:

  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

More part-time details

  • 40 credits, master's level
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1020

Contact details

Further information

The Developing the Role of the Practice Teacher award enables you to further develop your practice teaching role in order to facilitate the learning and assessment of students undergoing an NMC approved programme, such as the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing degree.

Taken with the pre-requisite award Advancing Learning in Health and Social Care Practice, this award meets the Standards and outcomes set by the NMC (2006) for the role of the Practice Teacher. You are involved in the facilitation of teaching, learning and assessment of students undertaking an approved NMC programme. You have registration within the area of clinical expertise, and act as a practice teacher to a student in specialist practice under the supervision of a qualified practice teacher. The award includes:

  • reflection on teaching and assessing experiences
  • problem solving in practice teaching
  • development of expertise as a practice teacher
  • leadership in practice teaching
  • working inter-professionally.

The award is delivered using action learning sets as one of the teaching strategies. These facilitate the exploration of practice contexts as places for applying theoretical concepts to practice and are attributes required by practice teachers. Additionally, workshops, seminars, practice based learning, reflection on practice based learning and directed reading are used.

Key learning outcomes for this award include the ability to:

  • critically evaluate the current evidence underpinning approaches to supervision within practice settings
  • demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of the learner and practice teacher characteristics and explore the relationship between them
  • critically analyse the role of the effective practice teacher in terms of knowledge, skills and attributes
  • critically evaluate a variety of appraisal and assessment methods appropriate to the practice experience
  • act autonomously to plan, implement and manage learning in the practice setting
  • critically assess the learners’ performance against their specialist professional requirements and provide constructive feedback with evidence to support their decision
  • demonstrate the ability to facilitate specialist effective learning within the area of practice
  • demonstrate the ability to facilitate learning for those intending to become specialist practitioners
  • as an expert in practice, advise on the educational opportunities that facilitate the development and support of specialist knowledge and skills
  • create an environment in which there is a critical understanding of the requirements for practice, and where subsequent development is fostered, evaluated and disseminated
  • ensure learning experiences and opportunities to achieve learning outcomes for students through clinical supervision and provision of a learning environment
  • critically evaluate research findings within the area of specialist practice
  • critically explore and implement strategies for quality assurance and quality audit
  • critically evaluate strategies that will assist with the integration of learning from practice and educational settings
  • critically evaluate the complex factors which influence learning, including the environment and physiological and psycho-social dimensions.

Teesside University Middlesbrough Campus

How you learn

The overall award will be completed over a six month period through five full day sessions and four half day sessions.

Entry requirements

You should be involved in the facilitation of teaching, learning and assessment of students undertaking an approved NMC programme; registered and experienced within the area of clinical expertise; and acting as a practice teacher to a student in specialist practice under the supervision of a qualified practice teacher

Course information

Part-time

More part-time details

  • 40 credits, master's level
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1020

Contact details

Further information