This course is intended for appropriately qualified practitioners who support the process of learning and assessment in the practice and academic setting. This course is part-time and designed to offer a flexible pathway. It is possible to study individual modules or the whole course, however, this decision must be made before application.

The course incorporates the elements required by:

  • Nurses and Midwives who wish to become Community Practice Teachers or Nurse/ Midwife Teachers (recorded with the NMC).
  • Social Workers who wish to gain the Stage 1 and stage 2 Practice Educator awards in Practice Education.
  • The course also meets the needs of those Allied Health Professionals and General Practitioners who wish to be recognised by their professional bodies.
  • The Higher Education Academy for recognition as an Associate Fellow or Fellow. This provides national recognition of your commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education.


Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Part-time (Top up to PgDip) 1 year January; September Southwark Campus
Part-time (Top up to MA) 1 year January; September Southwark Campus
Part-time (PgCert) 1 year January; September Southwark Campus
Part-time (MA) 3 years January; September Southwark Campus

Modules

PgCert Practice Education (60 credits)

  • The role of the Practice Educator - TBE- 7- 009 (40 credits)
  • Curriculum perspectives - TBE- 7- 010 (20 credits), or
  • Practice development educator - TBE-7-011 (Social Work) (20 credits)

PgDip Practice Education (120 credits)

Year 1

  • The role of the Practice Educator - TBE- 7- 009 (40 credits)
  • Curriculum perspectives - TBE- 7- 010 (20 credits), or
  • Practice development educator - TBE-7-011 (Social Work) (20 credits)

Year 2

  • Leadership and Innovation in Practice Education – TBE -7- 012 (20 credits)
  • Research in Health and Social Care – TAR -7-011 (20 credits)
  • 1 optional Module, selected from the list below (20 credits)

Optional modules:

  • Leading in Patient and Public Engagement - RCN-7102 (20 credits)
  • Mentoring and Coaching for Leadership in Health Care - RCN -7 103 (20 credits) or
  • An optional Module from our CPPD prospectus (20 credits)

MA Practice Education (180 credits)

Year 1

  • The role of the Practice Educator - TBE- 7- 009 (40 credits)
  • Curriculum perspectives - TBE- 7- 010 (20 credits), or
  • Practice development educator - TBE-7-011 (Social Work) (20 credits)

Year 2

  • Leadership and Innovation in Practice Education – TBE -7- 012 (20 credits)
  • Research in Health and Social Care – TAR -7-011 (20 credits)
  • 1 optional Module, selected from the list below (20 credits)

Optional modules:

  • Leading in Patient and Public Engagement - RCN-7102 (20 credits)
  • Mentoring and Coaching for Leadership in Health Care - RCN -7 103 (20 credits) Or
  • An optional Module from our CPPD prospectus (20 credits)

Year 3

  • Dissertation - TAR-7-010 (60 credits)

Employability

The programme incorporates the elements required by nurses and midwives who wish to become a community or specialist practice teachers or nurse/midwife teachers (recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council). The programme also meets the needs of those allied health professionals who wish to be recognized by their professional bodies.


Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry to the course(s) applicants will be required to have the following qualifications:

  • Degree in a relevant health or social care discipline at a minimum lower second class award or evidence of equivalent health and/or social care experience which equates to level 6 abilities, e.g. working as a senior practitioner in a clinical leadership or management role which requires evidence of critical analysis and evaluation. Students would expect to have studied at Level 6 and hold a minimum of 60 credits including a research methods module.
  • Be working in an area with access to learners ( please see the additional criteria below)
  • Where relevant, hold at least one entry on the appropriate professional register
  • Have spent a minimum of three years in a relevant health or social care setting
  • APL/APEL arrangements will be available to allow entrants to access the programme at different levels depending on previous learning and experience. This will include an interim arrangement for applicants who have completed the Practice Educator 1 from the previous course.

PGCert Nurse / Midwife Teacher award

Applicants for the PGCert Nurse / Teacher award must also fulfil the following entry criteria:

Nurses and midwives who intend to take on the role of teacher must fulfil a number of criteria, outlined on page 33 of the 'Standards to support learning and assessment in practice' (NMC 2008) – in particular the following:

  • Be registered in the same part or sub-part of the register as the students they support
  • Have completed at least 3 years post-registration experience, gained additional professional knowledge and skills, and have experience in an area where students are gaining practice experience relevant to their registration

To meet the NMC requirements for recorded Nurse or Midwife Teacher status you will need to show evidence of 360 teaching activity hours over a calendar year ( usually from May to May) e.g. May 2017 – May 2018. This activity can take place in both practice and academic settings but at least 20% must take place in a practice setting. This activity must be with, or related to students studying an NMC approved programme. This means students on pre-registration or midwifery programmes / students on a programme leading to a recordable qualification / or students on a Specialist Community Public Health (SCPHN) programme, as noted on page 16 of the 'Standards to support learning and assessment in practice' (NMC 2008).

NMC Approved Courses include:

  • Pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses
  • SCPHN Courses
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing
  • Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing
  • District Nursing with integrated Nurse Prescribing
  • Mentorship
  • Return to Practice
  • Overseas / Midwives Programme
  • EU Adaptation Programme
  • Practice Education Programme (Practice Teacher).
Program taught in:
English

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