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Faculty of Health Sciences

Mentorship in Professional Practice

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

This course will provide you with an understanding of mentorship- within any area of professional healthcare practice. 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 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 them to apply their skills in practice and effectively fulfil their role as mentors/assessors in professional practice, taking into account their responsibilities for teaching and learning.

The module is predominately delivered online using the canvas virtual learning environment.

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.

How to apply

Applications are open now for the September 2021 intake. The closing date to receive applications is Tuesday 31 August, but numbers for this course are capped and applications may close earlier if capacity is reached.

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

Once your application has been received, you will be asked to download a Managers Support and Study Fee form. Your Training and Development Department will be required to complete this form if they are funding your studies. Please ensure that Part 2 of the form is correctly completed before you return it.

Apply for the Mentorship in Professional Practice module here.

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

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/EU: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)

International: Please contact 

Funding may be available through your employer. If you’re self-funding, you may be eligible for a Professional and Career Development Loan from the government.