Practice Assessor Preparation Short Course

Practice Assessor Preparation Short Course

Mapped against the new NMC Standards for preparation of practice assessors (2018) this one day workshop will prepare attendees with the knowledge and skills to assess students in Health care settings.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course


LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time

DELIVERY METHOD: Online (no attendance)


SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: September 20, October 20 & November 20

Entry Requirements:

Who should attend?

For Multi-Professional staff working in health care who do not have an existing mentorship qualification and have undertaken preparation in practice supervision.

Course Content

By the end of the workshops participants will have knowledge of:

NMC standards for practice assessors, preparation for the role of practice assessor, Procedures and governance, Overview of new NMC curriculums and PAD, record keeping with an emphasis on assessments/ progression points, students with additional needs –in relation to assessment, Assessors role in escalation process and supporting practice supervisor, clinical competency. Assessment Theory, feedback and feedforward, types of assessment, failing to fail, communication skills of an assessor, learning contracts and action planning and what’s next- annual update and revalidation.

Academic Expertise

Facilitator/s: Cath Coucill and Judith Murphy

Cath Coucill has a background in general and paediatric nursing, health visiting and multi-agency workforce development. Cath has lead the mentorship programme at UCLan for three years. Judith has taught at UCLan for fourteen years and has always taught on the mentorship programmes. Judith has a background in Adult surgical nursing and school nursing.  

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Book your place via our online booking form

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email or call 01772 893836

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400