Part-time:The course is taught over five days, with a half day induction completed within a period of approximately five months.
Preston or Durham
This course is intended to enable members of the Dental team to develop skills in effective facilitation of learning within and outside the workplace, so that they can support the professional development of students and other staff within their profession. The North Western Postgraduate Dental Deanery has been involved in the development of the course so that it offers General Dental Practitioners core training to fulfil the role of Foundation Year Educational Supervisors and acts as verifiable CPD in line with GDC requirements. The course is mapped into COPDEND Standards for Dental Educators (2013). This course is also an opportunity for other members of the Dental team who are able to study at level 7. On successful achievement of this course, students can apply for membership with the Academy of Medical Educators.
Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice Course Dates
Applications are now open for the September 2019 course in Preston, and the January 2020 course in Durham. For Preston the deadline for applications is 20th August 2019, and for Durham the deadline for applications is 11th December 2019.
Dates for Preston course:
Tuesday 17th September 2019
Tuesday 15th October 2019
Tuesday 5th November 2019
Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Tuesday 7th January 2020
Dates for Durham course:
Wednesday 15th January 2020
Wednesday 13th February 2020
Wednesday 19th March 2020
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Postgraduate Advice Dates:
Wednesday 10th April 2019 2p.m.
Wednesday 8th May 2019 2p.m.
Sunday 23rd June 2019 10 a.m. (part of Wider University Open Day)
Saturday 6th July 2019 10 a.m.
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To be accepted onto the programme students must:
How people learn.
Personal and Professional development
Optimising learning in clinical environments
Ensuring and enhancing the quality of the learning environment: audit, evaluation and research
Planning and preparing learning activities
Principles of effective facilitation of learning
Small group teaching
Problem and evidence-based learning
How to plan, prepare and deliver a teaching session
Assessing the learner
Writing aims and objectives
Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.
If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
If you are applying for the module that will be delivered at Bourne House, Durham starting in January 2018, the application type is “Postgrad part time at UCLan”. Please then search for “CERT/Facil Learning Hcare Pract (Durham)/UCLAN Preston”. For details about fees and dates, please contact Bourne House.
Please note the closing date for application for HENE students is Friday 30th November 2018.
Course is taught in a well-equipped modern classroom.
Assessment is through completion of a work-based learning portfolio including an educational audit and an annotated bibliography.
The aim of the module is to enable health care practitioners to critically analyse the requirements for effective facilitation of learning within and outside the workplace and selectively and appropriately apply principles of best practice to teaching, supporting learning, assessing and giving feedback to others.
The course content is relevant for General Dental Practitioners who wish to become Educational Supervisors of Foundation Year Dentists. It is also relevant for General Practitioners in an educational role and other healthcare professionals who have a role, or wish to have a role in supporting the learning of others will find the course of benefit.