Practice Educator module

Module codeNSA 3700 (Level 6)
NSA 4700 (Level 7)
Start date September 2019
Duration 6 days on campus, full-time
Credits 30
Fees £60 per credit
Module leader Nora Cooper
Tina Moore 


This module will enable you, as a practitioner to develop an in-depth understanding in the ways of teaching and facilitating learning in the practice area.

Course content

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Debate the impact and growth of the role of the practice teacher-practice educator in the context of the development of professional practice.
  2. Develop and critically evaluate innovative and creative learning opportunities in the practice setting and work collaboratively with other health professionals
  3. Compare and contrast the role of learning theories and underpinning pedagogy
  4. Critically evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of assessment strategies utilised by professionals
  5. Synthesise and interpret written feedback showing evidence of competence
  6. Critically appraise your performance in relation to the practice education role and develop an action plan for future development.

Teaching and learning

Taking place on our Hendon campus, over 6 days, you will be taught using an adult learning approach in order to acknowledge your status as registered practitioners with significant prior learning.

You will develop a core body of knowledge and will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning and progress. The range of teaching and learning strategies involved have been designed to maximise your student potential.

You will also partake in presentations, scenario work, and pre- and post-sessional work to further your learning and understanding.


You will have a formative teaching observation in practice, undertake a class presentation and produce a portfolio of ongoing evidence.

How to apply

  • You must be a registered health care practitioner and have an opportunity to teach learners in the practice area.
  • Provide evidence of ability to study at level six (degree level)

You need to identify a colleague in the practice area who will be able to support you while undertake this course and contribute to the assessment process . This would usually be a qualified practice teacher

Further requirements

Your current employer must confirm the following:

  • You will be able to attend the 6 study days, plus additional time to undertake related activities.

Please visit our CPD page to download an healthcare and social work application form and for more information on the application process.

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