Mentor Update for Cervical Smear Takers Short Course

Mentor Update for Cervical Smear Takers Short Course

The workshop aims to develop and update participants’ knowledge and skills whilst ensuring that continuing professional and personal development needs are met.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1/2 day workshop

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Thursday 10 September 2015 (1.30pm – 4pm) or Tuesday 15 March 2016 (1.30pm – 4pm)

Entry Requirements:

Course Content

Course Outline:
This workshop aims to provide a theoretical update around supporting best practice in relation to the practical elements of a cervical smear training programme.

Who Should Attend?

Any registered nurse who is currently actively involved in supporting students undertaking the practical elements of a cervical smear training programme.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Debbie Brittain is course leader for the BSc (Hons) Sexual Health at UCLan. She also leads the Contraception: First Issue of Hormonal Contraception in Practice and Cervical Screening in Practice modules. Debbie is a qualified contraceptive health nurse and undertakes observational visits within local CASH services to maintain her knowledge and support her educational and clinical role.

Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Outline the factors that influence learning clinical skills in practice
  • Create a supportive learning environment
  • Discuss a range of strategies to support students undertaking cervical smear training in practice
  • Refer students to relevant learning resources
  • Understand the professional responsibilities of mentoring students in practice

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Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

£45 (catering and car parking are not provided)

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808

About UCLan

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University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400