The course will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding required of those who educate and develop others within healthcare or social care settings, and formally assess their progress.
This course has been designed to complement the NMC 2019 document: Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment.
This course is similar to previous CPPD Mentorship in Practice courses but is now also designed to help you develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become a competent Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor.
Who is it for?
The course is relevant to registered nurses, midwives and other allied healthcare professionals who want to gain registration as a Practice Assessor of student nurses and midwives. This online course offers you the flexibility to study in your own time, regardless of your shift pattern.
This course consists of an introductory week and five seminars which run fortnightly.
Introduction: Monday 1 November 2021
Monday 8 November 2021
Seminar 1: The Culture and Context of Learning in Practice
Monday 22 November 2021
Seminar 2: Contemporary Learning Theories
Monday 6 December 2021
Seminar 3: Coaching in a Healthcare Setting
Monday 20 December 2021
Seminar 4: Assessing Learners and Giving Effective Feedback
Monday 10 January 2022
Seminar 5: Self-evaluation and Dealing with Difficult Circumstances
For each of the seminars, allow a working day to complete the learning activities. As the work is asynchronous (you and your tutor do not have to be online at the same time) you are not restricted to exact days or times for any these activities.
There will be a drop-in online synchronous tutorial on the last Friday of each block where we will look at and discuss the content from that block.
You will then have a number of weeks to work with your learners and complete a practice diary before its submission deadline.
Assessment Submission: Monday 7 March 2022
On completion, you will be eligible to register as a Practice Assessor, and depending on your workload, you can decide if you want to work towards Level 6 credits.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.