This course is subject to a change of approval event.
This award is designed for those who have an interest in supporting and developing learning in the workplace, for those who wish to promote good quality professional standards via sound education and assessment, and for those who assess higher levels of practice.
The focus of the award is to actively support you in developing and enhancing your existing knowledge and skills. It is therefore suitable if you have undertaken initial mentor/supervisor preparation, or if you have experience within the mentoring/assessing field and wish to extend your knowledge and skills in this arena.
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The PG Certificate in Practice Education consists of two core teaching and learning modules which involve face to face sessions, online learning activities and action learning group activity. You will have the opportunity to apply theories and structures within workplace and academic settings, and to facilitate and assess learning appropriately. All of the work you undertake within these modules will be useful in supporting educational roles in the workplace. This award is designed to develop a wide range of skills applicable to a variety of educational environments.
For further information please contact Tracey.Ali@northampton.ac.uk.
Course modules (17/18)
Facilitation Assessment and Quality Assurance in work-based Learning (30 credits)
- Module code: M1DM006
- Core module Y
This module is taught each September.
Quality Enhancement in Interprofessional word-based Learning (30 credits)
- Module code: M1DM007
- Core module Y
This module is taught each February.
The award is available part-time and your studies could take up to five years.
Both modules include an action learning group presentation which is self/peer/tutor assessed. This form of assessment has the advantage of actively promoting interprofessional collaboration, developing presentation skills and also gives opportunity to use grade criteria and justify grading decisions in a safe supportive environment. Portfolios of evidence and critical reflective accounts are also used within these modules.
This award supports career progression into teaching positions and/or taking lead educational roles within a practice environment.
Nurses who undertake this award may be in a position to register with their employing Trusts as a stage three Practice Teacher (NMC 2010 Standards to Support Leaning and Assessment in Practice), and this can be discussed further with the course leader.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
You will need to have Bachelor’s degree with honours and be prepared to meet the demands of postgraduate level study.
Practitioners without a Bachelors degree may be able to enroll as an associate student.
For further information, please contact Tracey Ali at Tracey.Ali@northampton.ac.uk.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Part Time:||£2,200 (60 credits)|