Our five-day blended learning course will help you to develop the knowledge and skills you will need to support and assess learners in practice. If you're a registered healthcare professional, the course will enable you to meet your professional body requirements for mentorship/practice educator and to enter the local register of mentors.
Our mentorship preparation modules have been designed to develop future mentors who will be able to offer skilled, compassionate and effective support for learners in the workplace, underpinned by the value base of their profession and those enshrined in the NHS Constitution (Department of Health, 2013).
This 30-credit module is designed for healthcare professionals who want to develop, explore and apply the principles of learning, teaching and assessing students in practice settings. While you're studying, you'll be supported in your workplace by a registered healthcare professional (mentor) who is currently live on the local mentor register. See Guidelines for supervisor mentors for more information about the requirements of this role.
We use a blended learning approach, so you'll have three taught days and two days of online study.
Mentors play a central role in developing and shaping the future healthcare workforce and we would suggest that you might want to consider this important aspect of the role further, by participating in the activities in this short workshop. This will help with your preparation to undertake our course.
You'll be expected to complete and submit a practice document, with supporting evidence, from your mentor which should reflect the application of theoretical concepts to the practice setting. You'll also be required to write a 3,000-word reflective assignment on your role as a mentor, which will give you 30 academic credits at level 6. This module can be undertaken as part of a BSc pathway or as a standalone module.
Our course is designed for healthcare professionals who wish to develop, explore and apply the principles of learning, teaching and assessing students in practice settings.
There are four mentorship modules; some will allow you to gain academic credits as well as recognised mentor/clinical educator status.
The learning outcomes for the '30 credits' module will be met through the successful completion of a practice assessment document and through a 3,000-word written assignment. This module is one of the available options for BSc Acute Care, BSc Health and Social Care and BSc Mental Health pathways. These pathways will allow you to top-up your diploma to a degree. If you choose to take this module and then decide that you do wish to continue your studies with us you may be able to use your 30 academic credits towards these pathways.
There are three other modules to choose from:
Four all four mentorship modules, you'll need to attend five study days. Dates are listed on individual course pages.
19 September 2018, 03 October 2018 (online learning day), 17 October 2018, 31 October 2018 (online learning day), 14 November 2018 26 September 2018, 10 October 2018 (online learning day), 24 October 2018, 07 November 2018 (online learning day), 21 November 2018 23 January 2019, 06 February 2019 (online learning day), 20 February 2019, 06 March 2019 (online learning day), 20 March 2019 30 January 2019, 13 February 2019 (online learning day), 27 February 2019, 13 March 2019 (online learning day), 27 March 2019
17 September 2018, 01 October 2018 (online learning day), 15 October 2018, 29 October 2018 (online learning day), 12 November 2018
24 September 2018, 08 October 2018 (online learning day), 22 October 2018, 05 November 2018 (online learning day), 19 November 2018
21 January 2019, 04 February 2019 (online learning day), 18 February 2019, 04 March 2019 (online learning day), 18 March 2019
28 January 2019, 11 February 2019 (online learning day), 25 February 2019, 11 march 2019 (online learning day), 25 March 2019
28 September 2018, 12 October 2018 (online learning day), 26 October 2018, 09 November 2018 (online learning day), 23 November 2018 01 February 2019, 15 February 2019 (online learning day), 01 March 2019, 15 March 2019 (online learning day), 29 March 2019
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.
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Nurses and midwives must hold registration with the professional body for at least one year (NMC, 2008). All other registered healthcare professionals must have a minimum of six months post-qualification experience.
All applicants should complete a practice document, which requires the support of a mentor who is currently live on the local register and who is in a position to support them for the duration of this course.
At the time of application, you must complete a supplementary information form outlining details of your supervisor mentor. Applications will not be progressed without this as we need to confirm that you'll have the appropriate support in practice.
Please note that before starting the course. you must have access to a learner. For the purposes of this module, a learner can be anyone who needs to acquire new knowledge and skills (with the exception of service users).
You should also make sure that you can attend and participate in all five of the structured study days, as attendance is necessary to complete the course.
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