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Learners in Difficulty

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Who the course is aimed at

This module is of benefit to you if you are a professional healthcare practitioner with a role as a mentor or practice educator supporting learners, colleagues or peers in your workplace.

Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient

The module will help you develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes as facilitators of workplace learning to be able to effectively support learners or colleagues who are experiencing difficulties affecting their work role.

You will gain skills that can be used across a range of workplace education and mentoring relationships, as well as communication skills which will be transferable to other aspects of your role.

What you learn

The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes as facilitators of workplace learning to be able to effectively support learners or colleagues who are experiencing difficulties affecting their work role. 

A key principle of being a health professional registrant is that you should be able to reflect on your work and actions and undertake appropriate development to maintain skills and competence within your scope of practice.  This module will equip you with tools and a framework to support others with this process, to maximise opportunities for them to overcome any difficulties.

General areas covered

  • Definitions of mentoring, coaching, supervision and practice learning support
  • Benefits of supporting learners and colleagues in difficulty to individuals, teams, professions and organisations
  • Features of effective supporting learners and colleagues in difficulty  relationships
  • Competence in supporting learners and colleagues in difficulty
  • Organisations' role in supporting learners and colleagues in difficulty, e.g. organisational and clinical governance issues, fitness for practice, accountability etc.
  • Inter-professional working and learning including diversity in practice
  • Professional issues, including a range of professional bodies requirements for supporting learners and colleagues in difficulty
  • Developing organisational/professional networks to support workplace learning facilitators
  • A range of models and frameworks used in mentoring, coaching and helping


Fees and Funding for 2019/20

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £670

International students: £670 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

Funding

This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:


To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Relevant professional healthcare qualification
    • First degree or equivalent
    • Relevant work experience
    • 3 years post-qualification experience (part-time equivalent)
    • Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support,you need to be able to work with a colleague to try out your developing skills through the module
    • IELTS 6.5

    (The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form)

    International students must have reliable internet access and supply IELTS scores.


     (The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form)

    International students must have reliable internet access and supply IELTS scores.


  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is planned to commence in February 2020 with online induction activities during w/c 10th February 2020.

    This module is delivered via distance learning. Attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

     Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks.  The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Written Assignment

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Dr Jo Lidster - j.lidster@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:

(0114) 225 2372
NursingandMidwifery@shu.ac.uk

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