Degree and experience
Students are normally expected to demonstrate:
- successful completion of an appropriate bachelor first degree from a higher educational institution in the UK, or equivalent award from a European or overseas higher education institution AND have evidence of study at level six or above within the last five years
- applicants should be a qualified health professional, be registered with the NMC/HCPC (or other regulatory body) and be in good standing
- have a role with a significant educational remit or have the opportunity to facilitate the learning of individuals or groups of learners which might include students, staff, patients, carers or members of the public. Normally two years post registration.
All students are required to undertake a range of teaching and learning activity throughout the course that is in addition to the attendance of the modules. Some of this will be accrued in your current role and the amount of hours will vary depending on your professional background, but is anticipated to be a minimum of 90 –120 hours.
For students seeking a recordable qualification as a teacher to be entered on the Nursing Midwifery Council register, you will need to:
be registered on the same part or sub-part of the register as the students you intend to support
have a minimum of three years post-registration experience including evidence of continued professional development and be educated to a minimum of first degree level
be interviewed to review that you have the necessary experience and qualifications to undertake the programme, as well as access to opportunities to achieve the programme outcomes
have access to a minimum of 12 weeks (or 360 hours) experience as an educator in academic and practice settings. This teaching experience must be with students on an NMC-approved programme (pre or post registration). This may include all aspects of the teachers role, such as mentoring, one-to-one support, assessment, course evaluation and curriculum development with 20% of the time supporting student learning in practice.
Applications will be shortlisted based on the entry criteria and then successful applicants will be interviewed by the course team to assess that they can meet the teaching hours required.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and recognition of prior experiential knowledge (RPEL) is available to all students enrolled on educational programmes within the School of Health Sciences. It is an established process requiring an academic judgment on previous learning and recording of the assessment outcome at an examination board.
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IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum score of 6.5 in all components. Students with lower scores can enter through our extended masters programme.