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Mentorship Preparation Level 7 Module

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Code
NSA 4633
Start
September 2017
January 2018
March 2018
See the Overview tab for full dates
Duration
Five full days made of:
Three full days on campus
Two self-directed learning days
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
See the Fees and funding tab
Course leader
Aine Feeney

Advance your teaching skills to the standard outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in this short course designed for a wide range of healthcare mentors. This module is 15 credits.

Why study the Mentorship Preparation Level 7 Module at Middlesex University?

Designed around the 'Standard to support learning and assessment in practice' as outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in 2008, this course will equip you with the advanced knowledge and practical skills to enhance your mentoring practice.Taught by experienced practitioners at our state-of-the-art London campus or available at the Royal Free Hospital, this course will challenge you to debate the complexities of mentoring, including professional accountability and how to lead within a changing healthcare service. Through a series of lectures and group discussion you will examine how to support others in creating an optimum learning environment, as well as the impact of changes to evidence-based care and the context of practice on decision-making as a mentor.

Armed with these valuable insights and contemporary skills you will enhance your mentoring practice and career prospects for the future while also gaining 15 credits at Level 7 to put towards further study if you wish.

Dates for January 2017 to March 2017 (seven start dates)

January 2017 Start

GroupLocationDatesStudy Days
Group 1Royal Free Hospital Thursday 12 January
Thursday 9 February
Thursday 9 March 
Three University study days
Two self directed study days
Group 2Hendon Campus Thursday 9 January 
Thursday 6 February
Thursday 9 March 
Three University study days
Two self directed study days
Group 3Hendon Campus Tuesday 10 January
Tuesday 7 February
Tuesday 7 March  
Three University study days
Two self directed study days

March 2017 Start

GroupLocationDatesStudy Days
Group 1Royal Free HospitalThursday 16 March
Thursday 13 April
Thursday 11 May  
Three University study days
Two self directed study days
Group 2Hendon Campus Tuesday 14 March 
Tuesday 11 April
Tuesday 9 May 
Three University study days
Two self directed study days
Group 3 Hendon Campus Thursday 16 March
Thursday 13 April
Thursday 11 May 
Three University study days
Two self directed study days
Group 4Hendon Campus Thursday 23 March
Thursday 20 April
Thursday 18 May  
Three University study days
Two self directed study days

What will you study on the Mentorship Preparation Level 7 Module?

This course will support and challenge you to enhance your mentoring practice through exploration of the following subjects:

  • Role of the mentor: responsibilities, supporting students, working relationships
  • Facilitating Learning: Teaching skills, effective learning environments, effective leadership styles, evaluation
  • Assessment and accountability: the mentor's role, principles and types of assessment, giving feedback, supporting the weak student
  • Using evidence: how to use evidence in mentorship activities, leading by example

Daily topics

  • Day 1 - Introduction to the module; Establishing effective working relationships
  • Day 2 - Facilitation of learning. This is a self-directed study day.
  • Day 3 - Creating an environment for learning; Assessment and accountability
  • Day 4 - Evidence based practice and leadership. This is a self-directed study day.
  • Day 5 - Evaluation of learning and context of practice

NMC (2008) state that mentor preparation programmes should be a minimum of 10 days, of which five days are protected learning time. Further information on planning your days will be given on Day 1.

Assessment

You will be assessed through:

  • A reflective diary (50%)
  • A 2,000 word essay (50%)

To be eligible for this module, you must be a registered nurse/health professional for a minimum of 12 months. You must also be able to provide evidence that you have completed an undergraduate degree and / or supply evidence that you have recently studied at Level 6.

Please visit our CPD health practitioner webpage to download an application form and for more information on the application process.

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

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