Mentorship for Practice non-credit bearing

This module is now fully booked for 2016/17. New dates for academic year 2017/18 will be made available soon.
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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.

The course is also offered as a credit bearing module at levels 5, 6 and 7 (postgraduate).

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. The course is also offered with credits for level 5, and level 6 and 7.

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

Location: Various – See below

Module length: 5 teaching days

Module dates:*

27 Mar, 10, 24 Apr, 8, 22 May 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
22 May, 5, 19 Jun, 3 July 2017 St George’s, University of London 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
22 May, 5, 19 Jun, 3, 14 Jul 2017 St George’s, University of London FULL

*Dates may change

Fee: £400

Module leader: Cynthia Davis


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