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Mentorship for practice (NMC Mentor – stage 2)

This module is now fully booked for 2016/17. New dates for academic year 2017/18 will be made available soon.
To make an enquiry, please email WFDenquiries@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Mentorship for practice (NMC Mentor – stage 2)

This module enables health and social care practitioners to develop their skills, knowledge and approaches as Mentors and meets the NMC Stage 2 Mentor standard.

Develop your skills, knowledge and approaches as a mentor and meet the NMC Stage 2 Mentor standard. The module will develop the your ability to successfully manage and evaluate the learning environment, facilitate learning and teaching, enable honest and accountable assessment of learners, act as an agent of change and maintain quality in both the learning and assessment process. You will develop a capacity to promote evidence-based learning for all: learners/students, service users, carers and colleagues, within a culture of interprofessional practice.

Learning outcomes:

Level 6

  1. Critically analyse the factors that contribute to a positive practice learning environment and contribute to its development.
  2. Critically analyse a range of facilitative strategies to support learning in practice.
  3. Critically evaluate the range of assessment strategies used in practice learning and demonstrate competency and accountability in the assessor role .
  4. Critically evaluate the existing learning and assessment strategies in order to extend the development of learners, self and peers and contribute to programme and practice development.
  5. Critically analyse inter-professional learning within own practice environment.

Level 7

  1. Critically analyse the factors that contribute to the practice learning environment and creatively lead others in its development.
  2. Develop and critically analyse a range of innovative facilitative strategies to support learning in practice.
  3. Develop, use and critically evaluate a range of assessment strategies and lead in the assessment of learning in practice, being accountable for the decisions made.
  4. Critically evaluate inter-professional working learning in practice, design and create new and innovative learning opportunities.
  5. Critically respond to the existing learning and assessment strategies in order to extend the development of learners, self and peers and inform programme and practice development.

This module is also available at level 5 and as a non-credit bearing module.

Who is the module for? Registered healthcare professional normally with one year’s post-qualifying practice experience, who are responsible for facilitating the learning and assessment of other professionals.

Module codes: CLP6025X (level 6) / AP7029X (level 7)

Entry criteria:

  • For all health and social care practitioners who are responsible for the facilitation of learning and the assessment of other professionals.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirement as specified in the Admissions Policy for Continuing Personal and Professional and will have normally completed at least 12 months full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience.
  • In line with the NMC standards to support learning and assessment in practice (NMC 2008 – see section 3.2.1). Mentor preparation programmes include a minimum of 10 days of which at least five days are protected learning time and demonstrate learning in both the academic and practice setting.
  • It is essential that students attend all of the module with attendance compulsory on all days. If students are unable to meet this requirement, they will not be able to continue with the module and will be required to withdraw and re-apply for a later cohort.
  • Access to pre-registration students is essential to meet the practice assessment requirement.
  • A verified sign-off mentor is required to assess the practice based assessments.

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 6 or 7. The course is also offered as an undergraduate (level 5) award.

Assessment:

  • For nurses and AHPs – practice competency assessment and scenario based essay
  • For midwives – practice competency assessment, scenario based essay and sign-off mentor component

Location: See below

Module length: 5 days

Module dates*
(9.30am – 4.30pm)
9, 23 Jan, 6, 23 Feb, 6 Mar 2017 St George’s, University of London FULL
12, 26 Jan, 9, 23 Feb, 9 Mar 2017 St George’s, University of London FULL
7, 28 Apr, 12, 26 May, 9 Jun 2017 Kingston University FULL
25 Apr, 9, 23 May, 8, 20 June 2017 St George’s, University of London FULL
27 Apr, 11, 25 May, 8, 22 Jun 2017 St George’s, University of London FULL
4, 19 May, 2, 16, 30 June 2017 Epsom/St. Helier NHS Hospital FULL
16, 30 May, 13, 30 Jun, 11 Jul 2017 Kingston University FULL
19 May, 2, 16, 30 Jun, 14 Jul 2017 St George’s, University of London FULL
*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Programme: This module is part of Healthcare Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc

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