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

Level 6 (20 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

UCAS Code:

Start Dates(s): September; February


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


UK - £9,250 per year

International - £14,400 per year

In Brief:

  • Can be studied as a single module for continuing professional development
  • Prepares you to undertake the role of mentor and fulfill the requirements of your Statutory Body
  • We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong
  • A part-time only course
  • NHS funding available
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

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 require 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.

Supporting Information and Personal statement if you are applying through Health Education North West CPD-Apply

Supporting information: you should include details of your current post and role and previous study at level 5 / 6.

Personal statement: please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module.

Fees and Funding


Fees 2018-19

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9,250 per year
Part-time Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
Full-time International £14,400 per year

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.

North West SHA-SLA funded applications

If your Trust is part of the North West SHA-SLA agreement, contact your CPD Lead to agree funding. You must then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system:

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. 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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