About the course
This programme prepares you for a career as an educator in professional practice.
It has been developed in response to demand from our local NHS trust and private healthcare providers. It uses the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for learning and assessment as its framework.
You will develop your skills and knowledge so that you can facilitate and coordinate learning activities in practice settings with other like-minded professionals from a range of healthcare backgrounds. You can also develop your career as a leader of education environments. The programme can be the first step towards a PG Dip or MSc in Education and Leadership.
Students will usually have prior experience as a mentor or assessor, as well as evidence of academic study within the past five years. However, all application will be considered on individual merit.
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 practice; establishing effective working relationships; evidence-based practice; leadership; creating an environment for learning; facilitation of learning; assessment and accountability and evaluation of learning. The work-based module offers the opportunity to explore an educational issue within your own sphere of practice.
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.
A popular pathway is to complete additional modules in leadership and complete a PG Dip or MSc Education and Leadership.
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.
Driving Specialist Developments through Contract Learning
This module offers the opportunity for you to focus on a topic related to your own professional practice. You'll have the chance to develop the skills required to make a positive difference to organisational performance.