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Practice Teacher Module

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NSA 4634
September 2017
Six study days
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Course leader
Nora Cooper

Advance your knowledge in the role of the sign-off mentor and practice teacher in this short course designed for a wide range of nursing and midwifery mentors including clinical facilitators and practice development nurses.

Why study the Practice Teacher 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 specialised skills to provide effective leadership, teaching, support and assessment to all those involved in NMC education.

Taught by experienced practitioners and lecturers at our state-of-the-art London campus, this course will challenge you to critically evaluate innovative and creative programmes of learning in practice. Through a series of lectures and practice-based activities you will examine the effectiveness of assessment strategies utilised by NMC mentors with opportunities to gain experience in interviewing and the quality review processes.

Armed with these valuable insights and contemporary skills you will enhance your mentoring practice and career prospects for the future while also gaining 30 credits at Level 7 to put towards an MSc Nursing Studies if you choose to pursue further study.

What will you study on the Practice Teacher Module?

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

  • Identification, development and facilitation of learning opportunities within own practice for a range of pre and post-registration NMC students and other professional groups
  • Evaluation of learning in practice
  • Developing students skills of critical reflection – linking theory and practice
  • Supporting students in specialist areas of practice
  • Supporting mentors and other professionals in learning environments in practice
  • NMC standards of proficiency for pre and post-registration students in practice area
  • Recruitment processes within pre-registration nursing/midwifery
  • Curriculum development, pre and post-registration
  • Clarification of the role and expectations as sign-off mentor and practice teacher
  • Design, use and evaluation of assessment tools and frameworks for pre and post registration students, ensuring reliability in assessment of practice
  • Managing the failing student in practice,
  • The sign-off mentor and practice teacher – Accountability
  • Quality monitoring of assessment processes –collating and presenting evidence
  • Managing the demands of practice and education, with students at different practice levels
  • Working across practice and academic settings
  • Evaluating effectiveness of learning and assessment in practice
  • Educational audit process
  • Concept of leadership
  • Challenges of practice based learning
  • Implementing change


You will be assessed through:

  • A portfolio of evidence (50%)
  • A 2,000 word reflection on in-house presentation (50%)

To be eligible for this module, you must have an NMC-approved Mentorship qualification as well as experience as a mentor.

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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