Mentorship for practice (NMC Mentor – stage 2)

Mentorship for practice (NMC – 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.

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:

  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

Who is the module for? All health and social care practitioners/professionals who are responsible for facilitating the learning and assessment of other professionals.

Module codes:


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 7. The course will also be offered as an undergraduate level 5 or 6 and as a non-credit bearing module.


Practice assessment document, sign-off mentor component and preparation of a report for publication.

Location: St George’s, University of London unless otherwise specified

Pattern of Delivery: 5 teaching days

Module dates:*
(09.30 – 16.30)

  • 2, 16, 30 October, 16**, 27 November 2017
  • 5, 19 October, 2, 16**, 30 November 2017
  • 6, 20 December 2017, 10, 24** January, 7 February 2018
  • 12, 26 January, 9, 23** February, 9 March 2018
  • 14, 28 March, 11, 25** April, 9 May 2018 – St George’s, University of London
  • 16, 30 April, 14 May, 4**, 18 June 2018 – Kingston Hill
  • 20 April, 4, 18 May, 4**, 22 June 2018 – Day 1, St George’s, University of London; Days 2-5 Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust
  • 27 April, 11, 25 May, 8**, 22 June 2018
  • 23 May, 6, 20 June, 3**, 18 July 2018

*Dates may change

**On day 4 of the module, dates and locations may be changed in order to accommodate the sign-off day. Your module leader will confirm with you on day 1.

Fee: £800

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