Practice teacher – practice educator (NMC mentor stage 3)


Practice teacher – practice educator (NMC mentor stage 3)

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Stage 3 Practice Teacher.

Practice educators and practice teachers will develop their skills in a variety of practice and clinical settings. Students will explore designing, implementation and evaluation of learning programmes, as well as assessment and quality monitoring strategies in the workplace. Students will also develop skills to successfully managing issues/conflict that may arise in the practice education environment.  This module consists of 30 days protected learning time of which 20 days are practice based with 10 study days.

The Teacher-Practice Educator is an innovative Level 7 programme which prepares you to undertake the role of a practice teacher/educator within a variety of practice and clinical settings within the health and social care environment.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically analyse and demonstrate contemporary learning and assessment strategies required to meet new workforce regulations.
  2. Critically analyse and evaluate existing practice educational frameworks and design new models, strategies and practice programmes that develops practice and meets the learning needs of the workforce.
  3. Critically evaluate practice issues relevant to the learners experience and develop relevant practice learning strategies.
  4. Monitor, audit and critically evaluate students practice learning experiences and outcomes and provide statistical evidence to relevant stakeholders.
  5. Critically appraise existing supervisory and support frameworks and develop, implement and monitor new supervisory models for students, mentors, trained staff and untrained staff.
  6. Demonstrate practice leadership in the innovative design, implementation and evaluation of practice learning opportunities for students, mentors, trained staff, untrained staff.
  7. Develop and demonstrate effective working relationships with other professional and disciplines for the provision of practice learning opportunities and practice development.
  8. Develop innovative and creative strategies to manage the competing demands between education and practice.

Who is the module for? This module prepares health and social care practitioners/professionals to undertake the role of Practice teacher – Practice educator within the practice/clinical setting. The module will meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Stage 3 Practice Teacher preparation and is suitable for those registered with the Health and Care Professions Council HCPC).

Module code: AP7027Y

Entry criteria:

This module is primarily for registrants with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) who are responsible for the facilitation of learning and the assessment of other professionals and:

  • Registrant with a minimum of one years’ post registration experience and who demonstrates suitable academic ability/can evidence successful completion of studies at Level 6
  • Be registered with their relevant professionals bodies i.e. NMC and have normally worked for at least two years and gained additional qualifications relevant to their field of practice that will support students in practice. For nursing and midwifery application only the applicant should have completed the mentorship (NMC Stage 2 Mentor) programme and will normally have met the additional criteria for undertaking the role of the Sign-off mentor
  • Be able to be supervised by a verified Practice Teacher, recorded on the local Mentor/Practice Teacher Register or for those registered with the Health Professions Council, a designated equivalent
  • Be currently working in a practice setting which provides the resources to enable the achievement of the learning outcomes/practice competencies and who will be able to provide one year preceptorship post completion of programme (NMC Stage 3 Practice Teacher)
  • Have Employers support to undertake the module and have written confirmation from their employing Organisation to achieve the minimum of thirty days protected learning time and their agreement to provide one year post module preceptorship
  • APL claim considered

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 7


  • Portfolio of evidence (4000 words) and practice competency assessment including an evidenced activity record

Location: St George’s, University of London (Some days at Kingston Hill)

Pattern of Delivery: 10 teaching days

Module dates:*
Please note: completed applications must be received 3 weeks before the first teaching date of the course. Any application received after this date will be put forward for the next module run.
(9.30 – 16:30)

  • 14, 28 February, 14, 28 March, 25 April, 9, 23 May, 6, 20 June, 4 July 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £1600

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