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Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (Mentorship)

Credits: 15 credits at level 7; 15 credits at level 6; Non-Accredited option (select on application form)
Start Dates: Nov 17; Jan 18 (See below for detailed timetable)
Funding: Open to funded and self-funding applicants dependent on availability
Location: Brayford Pool Campus, Lincoln
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The programme is designed to prepare healthcare professionals to be responsible for the learning, supervision and assessment of students in practice setting.


Entry Requirements and Pre-Course information

  • Participants must be registered health professionals with a minimum of 1 year full-time or part-time registration. Our Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) validation requires the programme to be 10 days in length with five taught days and 5 work-based learning in practice days.
  • All student mentors will require a supporting Practitioner to guide their practice development during the programme. Student mentors will explore the teaching potential of their personal work environment to demonstrate achievement of the NMC Mentor domains via a portfolio of evidence.
  • There is an expectation that you will have basic IT skills before joining the course as the assessment and resources are accessed online via Blackboard. You will need to know how to use an email account and also have some knowledge of word processing software in order to type up your portfolio.

How to apply

To apply, please click on the application form button at the top of the page. Select the module title and the appropriate level you wish to apply for (level 6, 7 or non-accredited) from the drop down menu. Start dates will be listed in the next drop down menu.

If funded for the course you will need to secure managerial/organisational approval prior to application according to your internal prioritisation process.

Please note: All communications will be via email, to 'place of work' email addresses provided.


Delivery

The module is 12 weeks in duration which includes 5 taught days at the university, 5 work-based learning (study) days and 2 weeks for portfolio writing. The work-based learning days are a mandatory element of the module. You do not have to take the work-based learning days on the day specified in the course dates listed below, but certainly a day in each week. Activities will be set to be undertaken in these weeks.


Assessment

Level 6 - Students must demonstrate that they meet the NMC standards and competencies for Mentorship by producing an extended portfolio of practical and theoretical evidence. The portfolio will demonstrate module learning outcomes and domain competencies from your clinical area.

In addition, students must submit a 1500 word proposal using assessment, analysis and evaluation of the mentoring role. The pass mark for this is 40%.

Level 6 is available for those who have studied to diploma level.

Level 7 - Students must demonstrate that they meet the NMC standards and competencies for Mentorship by producing an extended portfolio of practical and theoretical evidence. The portfolio will demonstrate module learning outcomes and domain competencies from your clinical area.

In addition, students must submit a 1500 word proposal using critical exploration, analysis and evaluation of the mentoring role. Students must show evidence of independent thought and evidence of a wider range of supporting literature. The pass mark for this is 50%.

Level 7 is normally suited to those who have completed a degree.

Non-Accredited - Students must demonstrate that they meet the NMC standards and competencies for Mentorship by producing an extended portfolio of practical and theoretical evidence. The portfolio will demonstrate module learning outcomes and domain competencies from your clinical area. The non-accredited level does not award credits at any level, but does allow for entry on to the local mentor register, subject to the portfolio being submitted and the standards being deemed as achieved. A certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of the module.


Contact Dates

These contact dates are provisionally timetabled and could be subject to change depending on minimum application level being reached.

Prior to application you must ensure that you have been approved for funding via your Trust or workplace internal process. Application to the course does not indicate allocation of a place and we would check this separately with your employer.

September 2017

Applications Now Closed
13/09/2017: Teaching
20/09/2017: Work Based Learning
27/09/2017: Teaching
04/10/2017: Work Based Learning
11/10/2017: Teaching
18/10/2017: Work Based Learning
25/10/2017: Teaching
01/11/2017: Teaching
08/11/2017: Work Based Learning
15/11/2017: Work Based Learning
September 2017 - Rampton Hospital, Rampton staff only

Applications Now Closed
25/09/2017: Teaching
02/10/2017: Work Based Learning
17/10/2017:: Teaching
23/10/2017: Work Based Learning
30/10/2017: Teaching
06/11/2017: Work Based Learning
16/11/2017: Teaching
21/11/2017: Teaching
27/11/2017: Work Based Learning
04/12/2017: Work Based Learning
November 2017

Applications Now Closed

Prior to application you must ensure that you have been approved for funding via your Trust or workplace internal process to avoid disappointment. Application to the course does not indicate allocation of a place and we would check this separately with your employer.
08/11/2017: Teaching
15/11/2017: Teaching
22/11/2017: Work Based Learning
29/11/2017: Teaching
06/12/2017: Work Based Learning
13/12/2017: Teaching
20/12/2017: Teaching
27/12/2017: Work Based Learning
03/01/2018: Work Based Learning
10/01/2018 Work Based Learning

January 2018

Applications Now Open

Prior to application you must ensure that you have been approved for funding via your Trust or workplace internal process to avoid disappointment. Application to the course does not indicate allocation of a place and we would check this separately with your employer.

10/01/2018: Teaching
17/01/2018: Work Based Learning
24/01/2018: Teaching
31/01/2018: Work Based Learning
07/02/2018: Teaching
14/02/2018: Work Based Learning
21/02/2018: Teaching
28/02/2018: Teaching
07/03/2018: Work Based Learning
14/03/2018: Work Based Learning

We will confirm with you at least 4 weeks prior to the programme start date if you have been allocated a place.


Please contact cpd@lincoln.ac.uk for more information