AP(E)L Mentorship via distance learning route

Key features

This 20 credit module can be studied at degree or masters level and is for mentors who have experience of mentoring/teaching or who have already completed the  Mentorship preparation (MENT605) module or other relevant mentorship qualification within the last 12 months and who wish to gain academic accreditation.

You will study via distance learning over a 12 week period using a designated website and personal tutor to support learning and development through virtual technology.

The credits for this module are awarded by Accreditation of Prior Experiental Learning (AP(E)L).

Module code

MENT603 / MENT703

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree 

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

This module is delivered via distance learning

MENT603 course details (degree level)

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • meet the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards for education and training (HCPC, 2009)
  • meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards to support learning and assessment in practice, as well as the NMC standards for mentors, practice teachers and teachers (NMC, 2008)
  • engage in and critically evaluate strategies used to provide effective facilitation of practice learning
  • analyse factors likely to affect the provision of mentorship in practice settings
  • identify and reflect on professional issues arising from assessment in practice, including inter-assessor reliability
  • critically evaluate the contemporary issues in both healthcare and education that influence practice education
  • explore current assessment or appraisal systems.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is a 2,000 word critical reflection and evaluation of your performance as a mentor in supporting workforce learning and assessing.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

MENT703 course details (masters level)

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • meet the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards for education and training (HCPC, 2009)
  • meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards to support learning and assessment in practice, as well as the NMC standards for mentors, practice teachers and teachers (NMC, 2008)
  • demonstrate an understanding of current conceptual and research informed concepts and approaches to mentoring
  • critically assess and synthesise the factors that are likely to affect the provision of mentorship within your clinical learning environment and at organisational level
  • demonstrate the ability to act with initiative in making decisions within professional or given guidelines, accepting full accountability for outcomes
  • explore current assessment or appraisal systems.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is a 4,000 word critical reflection and evaluation of your performance as a mentor in supporting workforce learning and assessing.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit)

Module dates

This module is delivered via distance learning and will be running three times during the 2017/18 academic year with the following start dates at both degree and masters level:

10 January 2018, 10 April 2018 and 10 June 2018.

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

What programmes can these modules count towards?

At degree level, this module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways.

At masters level, this module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways.

Please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

Our students say...

  • A "I found the distance learning module really suited my situation, I could study as I wanted."
  • A "Just wanted to say how impressed I was with the online seminar, able to share ideas for assignments with others."

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on these modules you must:

  • have proven experience in mentoring or have completed the Mentorship Preparation module or other relevant mentorship qualification (please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information).
  • have previously studied to graduate level to undertake the module at masters level.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2017/18 academic year

£300

Funding

Funding may be available through your employing trust; you will need to contact the education and training lead (or equivalent) within your organisation.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.