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

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:

  • Prepares you to undertake the role of mentor and fulfil the requirements of your professional body
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in teaching, learning and assessment
  • Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field
  • 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 will explore:

  • 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 6.0 (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 module will adopt a blended approach involving a suit of online resources supported by tutor led face-to-face sessions in order to explore and develop the application of core mentorship skills. The content of the module will encourage student participation at all times through a range of different approaches such as group activities, online interactive materials, simulation, role-play and case study scenarios.


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 the delivery of a simulated scenario in which the student is expected to demonstrate the application of mentorship practice.


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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