This is an exciting time to be at the forefront of education in practice.
You'll be inspired and equipped to facilitate learning and high quality assessment in practice. The module will develop your leadership skills to support the new roles of Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor as part of the Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (Nursing Midwifery Council 2018).
This 20-credit module prepares you to develop your coaching and collaborative skills to support and enhance learning, supervision and assessment in practice. You will be taught about curriculum and quality assurance requirements to enable you to align students learning needs to the practice context – building a supportive and more expansive learning environment to foster learners’ resilience.
On successful completion of the module, you will have the knowledge, skills and competence to support and lead high-quality education in practice.
This module is offered at shared masters and degree level. It is taught for one year, including taught days in semester 1 and action learning sets in semester 2.
Normal entry requirements for graduate (Level 7 NA781) or continuing professional development (Level 6 NA6157) apply.
Applicants need to demonstrate they are in good standing, hold NMC registration (two years minimum) and have a mentorship qualification at level 6 or 7 (normally).
Applicants will need to be in a post with an actual or potential educational remit and have access to a facilitator with a Practice Teacher or Practice Educator qualification.
They will complete a pre-interview checklist and be expected to attend for interview.
Keynote sessions will be given where appropriate by the module team and guest speakers. The teaching and learning strategies include self-directed learning, engagement with blog activities, introductory lectures, high-fidelity simulations, experiential workshops and student-initiated activities such as presentations and group discussions. The module uses blended learning, meaning you'll engage with specific materials and activities through our virtual learning environment (VLE).
The taught content is based on four themes: teaching, learning and assessment; supervision and support; leadership and teams; and quality assurance. Students will then attend five action learning sets and present issues from practice-related to teaching, assessing and leading education.
The module is structured to develop the knowledge, skills and values, to lead support, supervision and assessment in practice.
You will complete a portfolio, which will be electronically submitted and include both theoretical and practical elements to evidence role preparation. The theoretical elements will include a poster-electronic submission and critical incident analysis (1,000 words, including an annotated bibliography). Formative submission and tutorial support will be provided to support the portfolio e-submission.
The practical elements include:
- a teaching skills assessment in practice
- leading assessments of learners
- role development evidenced via a Practice Teacher log (mapped to the Advance HE D1 descriptors).