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Mentor / Educator Preparation - Non-Accredited - AC1000


About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place. If you receive a place you will be emailed an official offer letter, you will need to respond confirming your place within 10 working days.

If you have any queries please contact us via email at

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. 

Please find the Study Dates for this module here.


If you would like to apply for the APEL (One Day Module) please complete an application form and additionally send an email to with a brief (200 word maximum) explanation of your experience. 

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 preparation, please seek advice on the first day of the module.

There is an additional fee of £150 to undertake an accredited version of this course. This can be at Level 5, 6 or 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 Health, Sport and Social Care

Study Mode Part Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start September 2018, October 2018, November 2018, January 2019, February 2019, March 2019, April 2019 and May 2019

Duration Various

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.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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