Mentorship preparation for practice

Who is the module for?

This none credit bearing module is designed for registered health care professionals who wish to take on the role and responsibilities of:

  • Mentor
  • Sign off mentor
  • Assessor of practical competence

in all types of health and social care settings. It is suitable for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. Assessment of the module is wholly via a Portfolio of Practice; completion of an academic assignment is not required. 

This module is assessed via a Practice Portfolio ONLY.

If you would prefer to undertake the mentorship module at academic level 6 and submit both

  • A 2500 word essay and
  • A Practice Portfolio

Please follow this link 

The module is designed to develop your knowledge, skills and competence in supporting the learning and assessment of healthcare students in practice based settings. You will be provided with the opportunity to explore your work environment from the perspective of a learning environment and to develop your own skills as a mentor and assessor. This will involve learning about effective mentoring and assessment strategies and how to implement these in your field of practice. You will have the opportunity to share learning with other health related disciplines in an interactive environment which will help you to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to facilitate the development of the next generation of healthcare professionals.

The module will cover the following subject areas:-

  • Building effective relationships with healthcare students;
  • Facilitating learning for a range of students, within practice areas;
  • Making judgments about progress and assessing students’ competence;
  • Evaluating the standard of learning which is taking place;
  • Creating a quality practical learning environment;
  • Enabling students to apply theories in specific practical situations and environments
  • Promoting evidence based practice
  • Leadership skills for education and assessment of competence in practice environments.

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information


Key information

Module Category: PRED
Module Code: 3005
Module Credits: 0
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Lou Hunt
T: +44 (0)116 207 8577


All Attendance Dates 2018

Semester 1:

  • 09.00 - 17.00    Tuesday 02 October           
  • 09.00 - 17.00    Tuesday 09 October          
  • 09.00 - 17.00    Tuesday 16 October            

All Attendance Dates 2019

Semester 2:

  • 09.00 - 17.00    Wednesday 30 January          
  • 09.00 - 17.00    Wednesday 06 February           
  • 09.00 - 17.00    Wednesday 13 February        

Semester X:

  • 09.00 - 17.00    Thursday 06 June   
  • 09.00 - 17.00    Thursday 13 June      
  • 09.00 - 17.00    Thursday 20 June          

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here


As per LBR contract or enquire

[Add right column content here]

Events target area image

At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

News target area image

DMU is a dynamic university, read about what we have been up to in our latest news section.

Mission and vision target area image
Mission and vision

Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.