If you enjoy teaching, assessing and supporting students in practice, this NMC-approved Practice Teacher Preparation Programme is for you. This part-time course is designed to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (NMC 2008) and will enable Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) to become Practice Teachers.
The course provides you with real live experience of supporting a student to develop the knowledge and skills to become a specialist community public health practitioner. What's more, it has the additional benefit of contributing towards your own continual professional development for your revalidation and may help to progress your career.
The content of the Practice Teacher Preparation Programme will cover:
These concepts meet the outcomes of the NMC (2008) Stage 3, in the domains of:
The Practice Teacher Preparation course runs from April to September and consists of one 40-credit module at degree level – CA3D011.
The course consists of 30 study days - 15 in theory and 15 in practice. The timetabled days will run on a Friday from 10am to 3pm. Practice days will be arranged to accommodate you, your student and the qualified practice teacher acting as your supervisor.
The course is part-time and will normally be completed in six months. The 15 days of practice teacher teaching practice gives you the opportunity to develop your practice and skills in a supportive environment.
The period of practice learning will offer the opportunity to develop the knowledge and competence to support and assess a student studying the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification and critically reflect on this experience under the supervision of a qualified practice teacher.
Importantly, time will be made to reflect upon those experiences individually, with your practice supervisor (qualified practice teacher), within the group (through timetabled study sessions) and with a personal tutor, who will oversee the teaching practice experience.
You will be involved in four types of learning:
You will be assessed in three ways and each element must be passed to successfully complete the course.
USW's Practice Teacher Preparation Programme is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
You will have access to excellent learning and teaching facilities on Glyntaff site and have experience of learning and teaching in the state of the art Simulation Centre.
To undertake this course you must be able to demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:
Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
|Enhanced DBS *||£57.20||
This fee includes £44 for the enhanced DBS certificate, the Post Office Administration fee and the online administration fee.
|DBS Updating Service *||£13||
You are required to undertake an enhanced DBS and, as the course is longer than one year, to sign up to the update service.
Successful completion of this Practice Teacher Preparation Programme will enable you to record a further qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Practice Teacher and may contribute to your CPD for revalidation as it will enhance your role as a specialist community public health nurse.