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Mentorship for practice (NMC Mentor – stage 2)

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Mentorship for practice (NMC Mentor – stage 2)

This module enables health and social care practitioners to develop their skills, knowledge and approaches as mentors.

This module will develop the participant’s 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. Participants will develop a capacity to promote evidence-based learning for all learners/students within a culture of inter-professional practice.

Learning outcomes:

Level 5

  1. Analyse the factors that contribute to a positive practice learning environment and contribute to its development
  2. Analyse a range of facilitative strategies to support learning in practice
  3. Evaluate the range of assessment strategies used in practice learning and demonstrate competency and accountability in the assessor role
  4. 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. Analyse inter-professional learning within own practice environment

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

Who is the module for? All health and social care practitioners/professionals who are responsible for facilitating the learning and assessment of other professionals. Applicants will have normally completed at least twelve months full time (or equivalent part time) experience as a qualified practitioner. Please note that nurses and AHPs can attend all dates found below.

Module code: CLP5025X/CLP6025X

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 5 or 6. The course will also be offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award and as a non-credit bearing module.

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

Module length: 5 teaching days

Module dates:*

(09:30 – 16:30)

  • 2, 16, 30 October, 16, 27 November 2017 (Level 6)
  • 5, 19 October, 2, 16, 30 November 2017 (Level 6)
  • 6, 20 December 2017, 10, 24 January, 7 February 2018 (Level 6)
  • 9, 23 January, 6, 23 February, 6 March 2018 (Level 6)
  • 12, 26 January, 9, 23 February, 9 March 2018 (Level 6)
  • 9, 23 February, 9, 23 March, 13 April 2018 (Level 5 and Level 6) Day 1, St George’s, University of London; Days 2-5 Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust
  • 20 February, 6, 20 March, 10, 24 April 2018 (Level 6)
  • 14, 28 March, 11, 25 April, 9 May 2018 (Level 6) – St George’s, University of London
  • 16, 30 April, 14 May, 4, 18 June 2018 (Level 6) – Kingston Hill
  • 20 April, 4, 18 May, 4, 22 June 2018 (Level 6)
  • 27 April, 11, 25 May, 8, 22 June 2018 (Level 6) Day 1, St George’s, University of London; Days 2-5 Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust
  • 10, 24 May, 7, 21 June, 5 July 2018 (Level 6)
  • 23 May, 6, 20 June, 3, 18 July 2018 (Level 6)
  • 31 May, 14, 28 June, 12, 26 July 2018 (Level 5 and Level 6)

*Dates may change

More dates are available for the level 7 module.

Fee: £800

Module leader: Cynthia Davis

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert

Questions?

Please contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.