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Leading and Evaluating Learning in Practice (Online) CPPD

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Course overview

Experienced health and social care professionals are likely to be involved with teaching, supervising and assessing others in the workplace. These may be undergraduate or postgraduate students on approved clinical programmes, or students of other professions on related programmes. Similarly, professional practice often involves disseminating information and skills to your peers, new members of staff and other professionals. This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to undertake these tasks and enhance your skills in mentorship, teaching, supervision and assessment of others. The module also helps provide insight into your own learning and education needs and how these may be met.

For nurses and midwives, the module provides preparation for local registration as a mentor to pre-registration nurses and midwives, and is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, UK. The module also has validation from the Society of Radiographers.

The overarching aims of the module are:

  • To enhance your performance in the clinical environment by extending your knowledge and understanding of teaching and education;
  • To equip you with skills in supporting and assessing the learning of others and providing high-quality feedback for  development;
  • To enhance the education provided to learners in the workplace and to encourage an ethos of supporting and assessing learning within professional practice.

The module is unique in that it is facilitated entirely online, following a weekly seminar structure that students can access flexibly wherever and whenever convenient for them. Students are required to take an active role in online activities and forum discussions. All students are required to seek supervision for developing their mentoring or educational role within the practice setting.

The assignment for the module is a 2000 word critical review plus a portfolio of practice for all students from the nursing and midwifery professions. Allied professionals (such as radiographers) are not required by their professional body to complete a practice portfolio, and their assessment is a 3000 word essay discussing their teaching and learning practice.

Module dates

Term 1

OCT: Wednesday 2 October 2019

Term 3

MAY: Friday 29 May 2020

Please note: This module takes place entirely online.



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • You must be a qualified health-care professional registered to practice in the UK.

The module requires you to be:

  • Working in a suitable practice area
  • Have a clinical mentor. For Nurses and midwives, this person should have at least a years' experience of mentorship and hold an NMC recognised mentorship award. They should have undertaken a mentor update in the previous 12 months and appear of their Trust's/employer's live register of mentors.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Module leaders

  • Dr Sophie Willis

    Soph joined City University London in September 2012 having previously held a lecturing positions at the University of Exeter for three years (2006-2009) and University Campus Suffolk for three years (2009-2012). She currently contributes towards teaching across a range of radiography programmes within City University at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. ...

  • Amanda Hutcherson

    Amanda joined the School of Health Sciences at City University London in February 2010 from a post as a senior midwife with advanced skills in all areas of the maternity service and a 20% educational role with the University of West London. She is comfortable teaching across the entire programme of ...