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Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice, E-learning (Mentorship) – Level 7

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

Start Date(s): September; February


Full-time, one semester
Part-time, over one and a half semesters, intakes September of February

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Develop your knowledge and skills in teaching, learning and assessment
  • Prepares you to undertake the role of mentor and fulfil the requirements of your professional body
  • Delivered entirely online meaning you can study at a time that suits you
  • Part-time study option
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of the MSc Midwifery and MSc Nursing programmes. 

This module explores:

  • The role of the mentor
  • Professional Body requirements in relation to the support of learning and assessment
  • Communication skills for facilitating learning
  • Key learning theories and their application to clinical practice
  • Strategies to assist integration of theory and practice
  • How to developing supportive environments learning and assessment
  • Quality assurance and audit of the learning environment
  • Effective strategies for student support
  • Evidence based learning facilitation
  • Evidence based approaches to assessment

Entry Requirements

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Suitable For

The module is open to all health care staff who are required to support students and learners in practice and have a BSc degree (normally at 2.2. or higher) or evidence of recent level 6 study.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University.

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.


The teaching and learning materials for this module are presented entirely on-line using a range of different mediums such as text, discussion forums, audio, video, quizzes and interactive case studies.  A range of learning activities underpins the modular content in order to develop the knowledge and skills required for the role of a mentor and will form part of the email & skype discussions with the module team.


The assessment for this module is in two parts. The first component consists of a portfolio of evidence in which students demonstrate their ability to support the learning and assessment of learners in practice. This will require the development of a range of individual items of evidence in conjunction with their practice based mentor supervisor. The second component of assessment will consist of a video presentation discussing a suggested approach for addressing one of the assessment case studies. This presentation will draw upon what has been learnt in the module so far and the underpinning rational choices and suggestions made.


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. On completion of this module you will be equipped to undertake the role of mentor and fulfill the requirements of your professional body.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in a number of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

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