About the course
This PGCert programme is designed to prepare you for a career as a practice assessor in accordance with the standards published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
It is aimed at nurses who hold Specialist Practitioner Qualifications (SPQ) and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) qualifications, who fulfil NMC requirements and have normally completed a mentor programme to extend their role to assess and sign off practice students.
The Postgraduate Certificate can be the first step towards a Postgraduate Diploma or an MSc in Health Studies.
What you'll study
The programme offers a combination of University and work-based learning.
The two theory modules are based around themed study days covering the eight domains within the NMC. The practice-based module involves being placed with an experienced practice teacher who is responsible for supervising your progress and assessing your achievement of the practice learning outcomes.
Learning methods include workshops, discussions, group work and lead lectures – enabling you to play an active part in your learning. All learning and teaching activities are supported by eBridge, our virtual learning environment.
There are no optional modules for this stage of the programme. If you want to register for the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc programme, your programme leader will help you to choose the best options.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
Practice Teaching in Context
Utilising contemporary leadership and management theory, you will be able to contextualise the role of the practice educator, in healthcare, as a manager of education in a learning organisation.
Effective Practice Teaching
This module will provide you with the opportunity to explore the knowledge base that supports the facilitation of teaching, learning and assessing in practice in order to validate the role of the practice teacher / educator in healthcare.
Specialist Practice Teaching (practice-based)