Mentorship for Practice non-credit bearing


Mentorship for practice – NON-CREDIT BEARING (NMC Mentor – stage 2)

This non-credit bearing module enables health and social care practitioners to develop their skills, knowledge and approaches as mentors.
It 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. It will also enable them to 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:

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 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 and promote 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.

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: Non-credit bearing module. This course is also offered with credits for Level 5 and level 6, and Level 7.

Assessment: Complete a practice assessment document. There is no academic assignment.

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
  • 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
  • 9, 23 February, 9, 23** March, 13 April 2018  Day 1, St George’s, University of London; Days 2-5 Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust
  • 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
  • 31 May, 14, 28 June, 12**, 26 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: £400

Module leader: Cynthia Davis


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