Short courses
Nursing, Midwifery & Health Professions

Supporting Learning in Practice (Non-accredited Route)

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants.
  • 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. Please ensure you check the delivery schedule to make sure you can attend all contact days for the course.

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