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Practice Education Programme BSc PG Cert

The new 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.

Overview


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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 2 and 3 of the 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.

OR

  • 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 semesters 1 or 2. Please refer to the module information for exact dates.
  • PRED 3001 or 5001 Education in Practice 1 
    (15 credits at level 6 or 7) and PRED 3002/5002 Education in Professional Practice 2 (30 credits at level 6 or 7) are both designed for practitioners who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills in practice education and for those wishing to undertake the role of practice teacher. This module will run in semester 1 or 2. Please refer to the module information for exact dates.

AND

  • PRED 3004 or 5004 Education in Practice 2 
    (15 credits at level 6 or 7) and PRED 3002/5002 Education in Professional Practice 2 (30 credits at level 6 or 7) are both designed for practitioners who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills in practice education and for those wishing to undertake the role of practice teacher. This module will run in semester 2 or X Please refer to the module information for exact dates. 
  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Location: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 

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Key facts for international students

Not available to international students

Entry criteria

BSc

Students must:

  • Have an effective registration with the NMC/HCPC or other an appropriate Professional statutory regulatory body
  • Have a minimum of one year’s post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting
  • Possess 120 credits at levels 4 and 5 that has not previously been counted towards a degree award OR
  • Have a minimum of three years post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting
  • Possess 120 credits at level 4 and a minimum of 30 credits at level 5 that has not previously been counted towards a degree award
  • Possess  competence in the use of the English language to the satisfaction of the University
  • Have the ability to study successfully at Degree Level
  • Have access to a student/learner to support
  • Have an appropriate supervisor (mentor/sign off mentor/ practice teacher) as required 

Applicants who fall short of the above entry requirements may use the APA mechanism to contribute towards the above criteria.
  

 

PG Cert. Practice Education 

Standard entry requirements students must:

  • Have an effective registration with the NMC/HCPC or other an appropriate Professional statutory regulatory body
  • Have a minimum of one year’s post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting 
  • Possess  competence in the use of the English language to the satisfaction of the University
  • Possess a UK honours degree with at least second class honours, or an academic or professional qualification deemed by the University as equivalent
  • Have the ability to study successfully at level 7
  • Have access to a student/learner to support
  • Have an appropriate supervisor (mentor/sign off mentor/ practice teacher) as required

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Programme aims

Programme delivery

 

 

The full programme comprises of a pathway of three modules:

  • PRED 3000 Principles and Practice of Mentorship (15 credits at level 6)
    OR
  • PRED 3003 Personal and Professional Development in Practice Education (15 credits at level 6) 
    AND
  • PRED 3001 or 5001 Education in Practice 1 (15 credits at level 6 or 7)
  • PRED 3002 or 5002 Education in Practice 2 (30 credits at level 6 or 7)

The Practice Education Programme aims to develop skills and deepen knowledge of professionals, such as nurses, midwives, occupational therapists, teachers, allied health professionals and social workers, in the facilitation of student learning in the practice/workplace setting.

The programme ensures that stages 2 and 3 of the 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.

Benefits

The programme will enable students to develop their knowledge and skills in practice education. Successful completion of the programme will enable practitioners to gain a BSc or PG Cert Practice Education and be annotated as a mentor/sign off mentor/practice teacher on their local register. The programme will enhance employment opportunities in professional practice and practice education.

The mentorship module is delivered over 3 days. For NMC registrants there is 12 hours of protected practice-based learning time. The Education in Professional Practice modules consist of 8 study days 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 opportunity to explore alternative strategies to enhance learning and teaching roles.

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Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

Learn more about DMU’s first-class study facilities.

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We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.

During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.

We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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Contact details

Nikki Welyczko
Programme Leader BSc/PGCert Practice Education

T: +44 (0)116 201 3898 (with voicemail facility)
E: nwelyczko@dmu.ac.uk 

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Awards

Professional
The focus of the award is to ensure stages 2 and 3 NMC Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (2008) are met in order to enable NMC registrants to register on Provider Services mentor/practice teacher data-bases. Allied Health care practitioners who are not registered Nurses or Midwives will find this course invaluable in supporting their developing educational roles.

Academic
Successful completion of three modules at level 6 will enable practitioners to be awarded a BSc in Practice Education.

Successful completion of three modules (either PRED 3000 or PRED 3003 AT LEVEL 6) and the Education in Professional Practice modules at level 7 will enable practitioners to be awarded a Post-graduate Certificate in Practice Education. Practitioners will still be able to access all three modules as ‘stand-alone’ options or incorporate the modules into another award e.g. a BSc (Hons).

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