Please note: You are able to undertake this course if you hold registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council and are in the UK.

This course prepares clinicians to develop the skills and knowledge to assess the total performance of pre-registration students including skills, attitudes and behaviours. It will also enable clinicians, in an autonomous manner, to organise and co-ordinate student learning activities in practice. The use of relevant work based learning under the supervision of a qualified mentor provides the opportunity for you to critically reflect on the educational experience.

The content of the course has been closely mapped to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s, Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (2008), developmental framework  for the role of the mentor.  As such, teaching and learning activities are centred on the eight mentor competencies specified below:

  • Establishing effective working relationships
  • Facilitation of learning
  • Assessment and accountability
  • Evaluation of learning
  • Creating an environment for learning
  • Context of practice
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Leadership

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the role of the mentor and the skills involved in either a health and/or social care setting
  • Evaluate the learning environment and resources within work place settings and plan, implement and evaluate an educational experience that effectively uses appropriate strategies to optimise teaching, learning and assessing

If you are an international student you may be interested in taking our Mentoring in Practice (Non NMC approved) course.

Whilst studying this coursecontent, you will engage with the following graduate and digital skills:

Graduate skills

  • Sharing information
  • Supervision of colleagues
  • Communication
  • Assessing others

Digital Skills

  • Develop an e-portfolio
  • Create and share resources
  • Identify and share links and documents related to teaching

Please note: *Prices correct for 2018/19 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2019