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Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice, E-learning (Mentorship) - Single module

Level 6 (20 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

UCAS Code:

Start Date(s): February; September


Part-time, up to two semesters, intake September and February


Part-time - £840 for the 20 credit module (Home/EU)

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 means you can study at a time that suits you
  • A part-time only course
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development. 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

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

Entry Requirements

Have current professional registration in the UK.

Nurses and Midwives must have 12 months post-registration experience or the equivalent for part-time staff.

The module is open to all health care staff who are required to support students and learners in practice.

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 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Applicant profile

We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Pat Killeen for further information.

Fees and Funding


Fees 2019-20

Type of Study Fee
Part-time £840 for the 20 credit module (Home/EU)

Fees 2018-19

Type of Study Fee
Part-time £840 for the 20 credit module (Home/EU)

Applying for post qualifying 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 online 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 and 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. You will develop the skills and knowledge to prepare you to be a successful 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 practice in some 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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