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Faculty of Health Sciences

Assessment and support for learners in Professional Practice (Mentorship)

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

Please select a level

What you'll study

This course will provide you with an understanding of mentorship - within any area of professional healthcare practice. This will focus on the assessment and supervision of students in the clinical environment. Mentoring is the process of supporting people to manage their own learning, so that they may maximise their potential, develop skills and improve their performance.

The module aims to provide UK-registered healthcare professionals with the opportunity to examine the theories that underpin approaches to learning, facilitation, assessment and support in work-based settings. This will enable participants to apply their skills in practice and effectively fulfil their role as mentors/assessors in professional practice.

The module enables students to consider their role in the context of current healthcare and educational changes, whilst focusing on their own responsibilities for teaching and learning.

The module is delivered online, using the canvas virtual learning environment. Therefore, you will require access to a computer or laptop. Students will be expected to attend three online live webinars in weeks 2, 6 and 10 of the 12-week course.

To facilitate learning, applicants are advised to seek support in practice from an experienced mentor /assessor whom they can access for advice during the duration of the module.

Starts in: Duration:
September 12 weeks (1 semester)
January 12 weeks (1 semester)
June 12 weeks (1 semester)

This module is delivered on Tuesdays.

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

This course is available to UK applicants only.

Applicants must possess an appropriate health/allied health qualification and be qualified for at least one year. All applicants for the programme require evidence of recent academic study and/or potential to achieve level 6 outcomes.

Fees and funding

Home: £770 (10 credit module)

Funding may be available from your employer please check with your Line Manager or Training and Development Department.

How to apply

Applications for the May intake are now being accepted.

Apply online now.

Please read the information below before starting your application

Please ensure that you include in your application, details of the UK Professional Body (NMC, HCPC) that you are registered with, the registration number and the expiry date.

Once your application has been received, you will be asked to download a Managers Support and Study Fee form. Your manager should complete the Manager Support section and your Training and Development Department must fully complete Part B of the Study Fee form.

Please contact with any enquiries.