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.
Introduction: W/C - 1 May 2023
Seminar 1: The Culture and Context of Learning in Practice
W/C - 8 May and W/C - 15 May 2023
Seminar 2: Contemporary Learning Theories
W/C - 22 May and W/C - 29 May 2023
Seminar 3: Coaching in a Healthcare Setting
W/C - 5 June and W/C - 12 June 2023
Seminar 4: Assessing Learners and Giving Effective Feedback
W/C - 19 June and W/C - 26 June 2023
Seminar 5: Self-evaluation and Dealing with Difficult Circumstances
W/C - 3 July and W/C - 10 July 2023
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 tutorials on the last Friday of each block where we will look at and discuss the content from that block. (e.g. Friday 5/5/23 for the introductory week).
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 4 September 2023
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.