The BSc / Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Education Programme has been designed to provide an integrated, coherent and multi-disciplinary/multi-professional pathway to support practice education.
The programme is for Registered Health Care Professionals who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills in practice education and is also for those wishing to undertake the role of mentor and practice teacher.
The programme ensures that stages two and three of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (2008) are met in order to enable NMC registrants to register on Provider Services mentor/sign off mentor/practice teacher data-bases.
The full programme comprises of a pathway of three modules;
- PRED 3000 Principles and Practice of Mentorship (15 credits at level 6) is designed for practitioners who wish to take on the role of mentor/sign-off mentor in the practice environment. The module will run in semesters 1, 2 and X. Please refer to the module information for exact dates.
- PRED 3003 Personal and Professional Development in Practice Education (15 credits at level 6). This module is for practitioners who have already completed an approved mentorship module and are practising and experienced mentors/sign off mentors and annotated as such onto their providers locally held register. This module will run in semester 1 or 2. Please refer to the module information for exact dates.
The mentorship module (PRED 3000) runs over 16 weeks and students are required to attend University for 3 full days. For NMC registrants there is 12 hours of protected practice-based learning time. The Education in Professional Practice modules both run over 16 weeks per module and consist of 11 study days (4 in PRED 3001/5001) and 7 in PRED 3004/5004 and associated work-based learning negotiated with students in line with professional body requirements. For NMC registrants this is 30 days of protected time.
Modules are delivered by a range of teaching methods such as core lectures, group work, online and action-learning activities. Shared learning with other professionals will be a focus of this course, and students will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins learning and teaching activities within the practice setting.
The programme aims to facilitate the development of active learning techniques, reflection on practice and facilitate the development of practice education skills. The opportunity for practitioners to use their individual work-based documentation such as student programmes of learning, student action plans, audits and evaluations, ensure learning is firmly rooted within specific area of practice, whilst giving opportunities to explore alternative strategies to enhance learning and teaching roles.
At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.
Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.
Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.