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Barry McRory

Lecturer in Health and Social Care (Part Time)
School of Community Health and Midwifery

I am a professionally qualified psychiatric nurse with more than twenty years of experience in nursing and nurse education. I work as a part-time lecturer in Health and Social Care at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). I predominantly work on the Health and Social Care Foundation Degree Apprenticeship Healthcare Assistant Practitioner course. My main roles and responsibilities consist of an overarching responsibility for apprentices on the course. I am an academic advisor for work-based apprentices within the University of Central Lancashire.

I currently work 2 days a week and I currently run 3 modules on the Health and Social Care Foundation Degree and Assistant practitioner course focusing on mental health and leadership and management. I have an academic advisor role where I have individual responsibility for 30 students in order to help them develop the skills necessary to deal with undertaking a full time degree.

Having worked in education for over 14 years I have vast experience in both teaching and assessing students/apprentices. I have a robust knowledge of the End Point Assessment Process (EPA) having helped develop the Health and Social Care Foundation Degree Apprenticeship Healthcare Assistant Practitioner and meeting with employers. I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and the ENB 998 (Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice), which is equivalent to the Nursing Midwifery Council’s mentorship/assessor qualification. I use the underpinning theory gained through these qualifications to carry out effective teaching, learning and assessment methods. I have an extensive knowledge of developing and assessing students/apprentices across a range of levels using reflective journals, professional interviews and observations. I have a wealth of clinical experience in both secure and community settings. One of my proudest achievements is setting up a supported living company in 2014 working with individuals with a range of mental health needs.