Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice

Learning Beyond Registration

Application Guidelines Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (PDF)

15 credits at level 7; 15 credits at level 6; Non-Accredited option.

The programme will prepare healthcare professionals to be responsible for the learning, supervision and assessment of students in practice setting.

Participants must be registered health professionals with a minimum of 1 year full time or part time registration. The NMC requires mentorship programmes 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.

The core curriculum includes

  • Creating an environment for learning
  • Context of practice
  • Teaching and learning styles
  • Assessment and accountability
  • Evidenced based practice
  • Facilitation of learning
  • Evaluation of learning
  • Leadership

This module is available at both level 6 (UG degree), level 7 (PG degree) and Non-Accredited. The levels are taught concurrently and you will be asked to apply for level 6, 7 or Non-Accredited on the registration form.

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.

Contact Days

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 study day 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.

Level 6 (UG degree level)

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 diploma level qualifications.

Level 7 (Masters degree level)

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 available for those who have degree level qualifications.

Level: 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. This 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.

How to apply

To apply, please click on the Registration Form for LBR programmes 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.

Please ensure you are applying for the right level and have gained managerial consent prior to application.

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

Contact Dates

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

April 2017:

Applications Open: 12/01/2017

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. 

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

05/04/2017: Teaching
12/04/2017: Work Based Learning
19/04/2017: Teaching
26/04/2017: Work Based Learning
03/05/2017: Teaching
10/05/2017: Work Based Learning
17/05/2017: Teaching
24/05/2017: Teaching
31/05/2017: Work Based Learning
07/06/2017: Work Based Learning

June 2017:

Applications Open: TBC

07/06/2017: Teaching
14/06/2017: Work Based Learning
21/06/2017: Teaching
28/06/2017: Work Based Learning
05/07/2017: Teaching
12/07/2017: Work Based Learning
19/07/2017: Teaching
26/07/2017: Teaching
02/08/2017: Work Based Learning
09/08/2017: Work Based Learning

September 2017:

Applications Open: TBC

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

November 2017:

Applications Open: TBC

01/11/2017: Teaching
08/11/2017: Work Based Learning
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

January 2018:

Applications Open: TBC

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

 

Further details, Email: lbr@lincoln.ac.uk