The combined programme runs over one-full academic year comprising four modules.
- EDUC 5520 Learning, Teaching and Research - 30 credits M level
- EDUC 5003 Assessment and Feedback - 15 credits M Level
- EDUC 5004 The Academic in Practice - 15 credits M level
- MPHE 5109 NMC Recordable Teacher - 0 credit M level
Successful completion of the first three modules leads to the award of 60 Level M credits. You must successfully complete the full 60 credits to be awarded the PGCertHE qualification. You must successfully complete the NMC teacher requirements (portfolio mapping and time log activities) to be entitled to apply for the NMC RTQ Qualification to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Learning, teaching and research
This comprises two parts: Part A: Introduction to Academic Practice, and Part B: Learning Teaching and Research.
- Part A: Introduction to Academic Practice comprises a three-day block
The aims of the first part of the module are to consider wider contexts of working in higher education, to introduce the principles and practices of teaching, learning and research in HE; to consider how these might impact on your practice and subsequent discussions on the programme
- Part B: Learning, Teaching and Research
This part of the module sets out to pick up and to consolidate some of the issues raised in Part A on the planning and delivering of learning opportunities in a higher education context, but with more attention to underlying principles and research evidence. It seeks to consider learning theories and curriculum design in a bid to integrate principles into practice
Some of these sessions may involve self-directed individual or group activities in negotiation with the course tutor or may be optional, special interest sessions.
The assessments attached to the module will comprise:
- An abstract for a conference paper/workshop
- A short presentation
- A paper for a group workshop
- Organisation and facilitation of a group workshop
- Assessment and Feedback
The module is timetabled from January to March. Some of these sessions may involve self-directed individual or group activities in negotiation with the course tutor or may be optional, special interest sessions.
The focus of this module is upon the role of HE practitioner as an assessor of student learning. The introduction of innovatory forms of assessment, together with a strong interest in giving and receiving feedback in higher education and vocational education mean that professional development in this area is important.
The assessment for this module comprises:
- A presentation
- A poster
- A written paper
- The Academic/Practice Educator in Practice
This module aims to ensure that you can reflect upon what it means to be an academic in HE Today. It is also an opportunity for you to gather evidence of your teaching skills, to reflect upon them, and to devise strategies for further improvement, supported by the observations of others. It is primarily workplace-based, with the assistance of a discipline-based mentor who has a sound understanding of your working situation.
The assessments for this module comprise evidence of critical reflection on 30 hours of teaching in a portfolio of practice, which includes:
- Critical evaluation of theory and practice
- Documentation evidencing practice
Feedback from the statutory six observations; that must pass as satisfactory:
- Two observations by a mentor
- One observation of their mentor
- One observation by a peer
- One observation of a peer
- One observation by a tutor
- NMC RTQ MPHE 5109 module
This module enables students to work towards achieving the NMC requirements for teacher of nurses and midwives. There are two assessment components; these include:
1. Mapping learning achievement against NMC teacher outcomes in a portfolio
2. Compiling a time log showing a minimum of 360 hours spent in supporting student learning in the academic setting and in clinical practice
The NMC RTQ part of the programme:
Assessment: NMC RTQ
- Undertaken a minimum of 360 hours of assessed teaching and wide ranging activity with students on an approved NMC programme towards fulfilment of the NMC teacher outcomes. A minimum of 250 of these hours will be undertaken within the student’s main place of employment e.g. clinical area/HEI. A minimum of 110 of these hours will take place in the student’s secondary environment e.g. clinical practice if the student teacher is employed in academia or within a HEI if the student is employed in a clinical setting.
- Map their learning and experience to demonstrate that the outcomes of stage 4 of the NMC (2008) standards for support, learning and assessment in practice have been met.
- Prepared a portfolio of evidence relating to the outcomes of stage 4 of the eight interrelated domains of the NMC standards for support, learning and assessment in practice.
- Undertaken appropriate teaching, support and assessment of students in both University and clinical environments.
- Brought together and synthesised their professional nursing / midwifery knowledge with that of their role of ‘teachers’ within the nursing / midwifery profession.
Students will be supported by an academic and practice-based mentor. Your academic mentor will be a registered Nurse or Midwife employed as a Teacher is a HEI holding a recordable teaching qualification with the NMC and with ‘due regard’ to your field of practice. Your practice-based mentor will be a minimum of a sign off mentor and be on the same part or sub part of the NMC Register as you are.