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Mentor / Educator Preparation - Non-Accredited - AC1000
October 2019 (Physio/OT, Midwifery), November 2019 (Nursing/ODP) , January 2020 (Nursing/ODP, APEL), April 2020 (Midwifery), May 2020 (Nursing/ODP) Various

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.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application.

As part of your application you will need to upload a copy of your completed study leave approval form. If you do not attach your approval form to your application or it is incomplete this will delay your application and may impact you being offered a place on the module. Instructions on how to do this are in the guidance notes.





If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

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 (Supervisor/Assessor) or educator in practice
  • The context for practice learning and developing learning relationships
  • The learning journey: facilitating learning, supervision and assessment in practice. 

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. 

Delivery Dates:

Physio / Occupational Therapist;

October Cohort;

15/10/2019 (start date)




January Cohort;

24/1/2020 (start date)





April Cohort;

27/04/2020 (start date)





Nursing / Operational Department Practitioner;

November Cohort;

08/11/2019 (start date)





January Cohort;

24/1/2020 (start date)





May Cohort;

11/05/2020 (start date)





Midwifery APEL Only (25 applicants maximum);

14th November 2019 (9am - 12noon)




Course Information

Award Type Non-Accredited / NMC validated

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

Mode of Study
Part Time

Coach Lane Campus

Start October 2019 (Physio/OT, Midwifery), November 2019 (Nursing/ODP) , January 2020 (Nursing/ODP, APEL), April 2020 (Midwifery), May 2020 (Nursing/ODP)


Health, Sport and Social Care

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 a key 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.


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. 

There are significant changes on the horizon for the mentorship delivery and these changes will be clearly articulated.

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.

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).


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.


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.

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

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

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

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