If you are a professional in health and social care, with a teaching aspect to your role and you’re keen to develop your skills and knowledge in education within your practice setting, then this course will help you to be at the forefront of professional practice education. Your current workplace will be the focus of your learning, so before you can study this course, you´ll need to be able to facilitate learning in your practice environment and have the full support from your employer.
Although this course is open to all healthcare professionals, it meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards to support learning and assessment in practice for both Practice Teacher and NMC Teacher status qualifications. If you are already registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and complete the whole course, you will meet the requirements for NMC teacher status.
You need to have an existing professional qualification in an aspect of healthcare such as nursing, radiography or occupational therapy. We will also consider your application if you have experience of working in a relevant field.
NMC Practice Teacher Status and HEA Associate Status
You will study this module:
This module is delivered face-to-face. Your learning experience will be supported by electronic learning lectures, tutorials, group work and a range of learning resources.
During this module you will develop expertise in providing high quality learning opportunities within your area of focus, while considering the interprofessional agenda. You will also critically explore the development of interprofessional learning as a concept in health and social care.
NMC Teacher Status, HEA Fellow Status and full PGCE
In addition to the above, you will also need to study this double module:
This module will enable you to build on your teaching practice experience and apply this to the role of managing learning in your setting. You will focus on the management and leadership of learning in both a professional practice and education setting. In addition you will experience the application of appropriate theories to the management and quality assurance of the learning environment and student assessment.
Part of this process includes critical reflection and robust justification of curriculum design and development. The quality agenda is also a high priority in professional practice and this module aims to introduce you to issues of evaluation of education and other quality issues in an interprofessional context. This module is delivered face to face. Your learning experience will be supported by electronic learning, lectures, tutorials, group work, and a range of learning resources.
When you graduate you´ll be able to effectively co-ordinate and organise a range of learning activities within practice learning environments or academic environments. You´ll also be able to support interprofessional learning and working in the context of modern healthcare whilst your experience on the course will also open up a range of opportunities for employment as a clinical educator or within higher education institutions.
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