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Practice Teacher Preparation

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This module will enhance patient outcomes by equipping Practice Teachers with the knowledge and skills in learning, teaching and assessment in order to educate specialist practitioners.

Who the module is aimed at

The module is aimed at specialist practitioners responsible for facilitating the learning experiences and assessment of students in your practice setting undertaking a nursing, midwifery, specialist practice qualification or allied health professional equivalent.

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

You will be provided with the opportunity to review and debate your professional activities and your work environment, in light of your new and developing role as a practice teacher.

Qualified Practice Teachers can undertake advanced educational roles within health and social care settings.

Practice Teachers acquire advanced assessment skills as part of their role in making judgements about student competence. Part of these assessment skills include recognition of non-progression and developing the competence and confidence to fail students where necessary. This role encompasses their professional responsibility to assure patient safety and public protection.

What you learn

You gain knowledge and skills in adult learning which enables you to competently teach and assess advanced specialist practitioners

General areas covered

  • Teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation strategies within the practice environment.
  • Facilitation  of critical thinking and reflection in and on practice
  • The impact of learning environments; leadership; change management; inter professional learning opportunities; culture. 
  • Leadership in learning

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills e.g. reflective practice skills

The distance learning mode of delivery promotes depth of independent learning through its flexibility and multi-modal delivery. You gain technical, academic and reflective skills  through collaborative distance learning methods. 

Unique or interesting features

You experience a range of varied and engaging web-based tools which create a learning community founded upon collaborative learning and the critical appraisal of learning materials. The learning is personalised and  draws on your background and experiences, building on existing knowledge and encourages the development and progression of ideas.

Professional recognition

The module fulfils the “Standards for Learning and Teaching in Practice” (NMC 2008). Students achieve Practice Teacher status.

Fees and Funding for 2019/20

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £1,335

International students: £1,335 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.


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 qualification - Specialist Community Public Health Nursing  (health visitor or school nurse) or Community Specialist Practitioner (district nursing)
    • Relevant work experience
    • Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support

    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 delivery week commencing 23rd of September 2019 and is normally delivered over 24 weeks.

    For distance learning modules 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:

    • Practice Portfolio
    • Written Assignment

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Pat Day - or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2372

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