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Mentor / Educator Preparation - Non-Accredited - AC1000

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing

This course would suit healthcare practitioners who are interested in assuming responsibility for learning and assessment in their practice setting and covers the following topics:

  • Role development as a mentor/educator in practice
  • The context for practice learning and developing learning relationships
  • The learning journey: facilitating learning, supervision and assessment in practice. 

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.


Teaching and Assessment

The summative assessment for this module will comprise a critical evaluation of mentor/educator development, in which you will explore your role development as a mentor/educator in practice.

Submission of annotated evidence of your development as a mentor/educator in practice.  You must have the opportunity to facilitate learning and assessment with one learner in your practice area. 

If you wish to gain academic credit for Mentor/Educator, please seek advice before applying. 

If you wish to undertake the accredited version of this module, please indicate one of the following module codes on your application form; 

  • AC0507 Level 5
  • AC6620 Level 6
  • TE0757 Level 7

If you require credit for the APEL version of this module, please indicate one of the following modules codes on your application form;

  • AC0510 Level 5
  • AC0666 Level 6
  • TE0757 Level 7

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.


Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).


Give Your Career an Edge

Enhance your CV by undertaking this module which aims to prepare you for a role as a mentor/educator in a healthcare setting.

There is also an APEL process available for experienced practitioners.


Your Future

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (20 credits).

Course info

Award Type Non-Accredited

Delivery Method Blend of Directed and Work-based Learning in Practice Setting

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Classroom Based

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start January 2018, March 2018, May 2018

Are you interested in assuming responsibility for the facilitation of learning and assessment in practice?

This module will enable you to develop into the role of a mentor/educator and continue your own professional development. Interactive sessions will encourage you to critically explore your experiences of facilitating practice learning and assessment, in the light of current theory, literature and policy. You will be encouraged to learn with, from and about each other’s roles and professional perspectives, in order to promote a culture of collaboration in the practice learning environment. You will also be encouraged to consider innovative ideas for the improvement of the student learning experience within the wider practice learning environment and develop your working relationships to facilitate learning and assessment for a diverse learner population.

This module will take a blended approach, including learning in the academic setting, directed learning using on-line learning materials and work-based learning in the practice setting. Students will be expected to use self-direction to pursue innovative learning experiences.

Where relevant, students will be able to meet professional body requirements for protected learning time (e.g. NMC – 5 days) and programme length.

You need to have been a registered healthcare practitioner for at least 12 months before you apply for this module.

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