The Practice Teacher programme aims to prepare and develop practitioners who will be able to facilitate, supervise and assess students transferring knowledge and competence to a new context of practice. In addition to this, the course will provide the opportunity for you to critically appraise and evaluate practice teaching from operational and strategic perspectives.
The course is designed to encompass key themes including establishing effective working relationships, creating and maintaining a learning environment, facilitating learning and assessment and evaluating learning by utilising evidence-based practice and leadership strategies within the context of contemporary practice. The course is available for practitioners working in Health and Social Care environments who wish to enhance their knowledge in order to ensure evidence based practice.
Normally the following general entry requirements apply:
Specific entry requirements:
All students must meet the following criteria:
Specific professional requirements:
To complete the PG Cert Practice Teacher, applicants have generally already completed the Preparation of Mentors module or equivalent. The PG Cert is then generally completed over 12 months whilst supervising a specialist practice health or social care student. For those who have not completed the Preparation of Mentors module (now called: Multiprofessional Support of Learning and Assessing Practice), this could be completed in year 1, which would then be followed by completion of the Practice Teacher Preparation double module in year 2.
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The course is comprised of 2 modules.
The first module is Preparation of Mentors (minimum level 6, 20 credits). The mentorship module is offered as a taught or e-learning option. The taught module consists of 6 university study days over a 13 week period. Alternatively the mentorship module can be undertaken via an e-learning option (at Level 6 or 7). The content is the same for all mentorship modules and the option you choose will be dependent upon your personal and professional decision. Please note, there is a separate course information sheet which contains more detail about the various mentorship modules that are available.
The second module in the Postgraduate Certificate is Practice Teacher Preparation (Level 7, 40 credits). This module consists of 10 university study days, 2 days of action learning sets and 3 days of student initiated study, all over a minimum of 6 months.
The course covers the following subject areas:
This course has been mapped against professional standards specifically for Nursing and Midwifery and the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education. In addition the course has also been mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework to assist with your career progression.
You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
Nursing Midwifery Council, Higher Education Academy.
Teaching and learning strategies reflect a range of approaches, eg key lectures, group discussion, seminars, reflection and analysis. In addition action learning sets are used to allow students to actively engage in problem solving activities particularly in relation to work based learning. Module materials are also available on the University’s Virtual Learning Environment - eLearn.
The course is assessed through the completion of module specific assignments and production of a course portfolio which contains evidence from both the Preparation of Mentors module (or equivalent) and the Practice Teacher Preparation module.
The Preparation of Mentors module includes an assignment and the Practice Teacher Preparation module assessment includes the analysis of a learning plan, critical reflection upon the practice teacher’s role and the completion of action learning set documentation.
Confirmation of achievement of NMC Practice Teacher standards will be required for those candidates who are required to support learning of Community Specialist Practitioner or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse students.