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

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

One day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

31st January 2020 | 18th March 2020 | 6th May 2020. All full day.

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. (The two day Practice Supervisor Preparation workshop)

Maximum number of participants: 25

Course Content

Course Outline:
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.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

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.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

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Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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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

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