Facilitating Learning, Teaching, Assessment and Mentorship in the Context of Practice

Aim of the Module

The aim of this 40-credit module is to enable the student to build on and develop their knowledge and skills to support learning, teaching and mentorship of students and other practitioners within the context of practice. This Level 7 course can also be used towards the MSc in Professional Practice – meeting the educational pillar of advanced practice.

What you will study

During the module, you will study the theoretical perspectives of learning, the associated evidence base and the critical application to learning, teaching and assessment and develop the knowledge and skills required to support the development and maintenance of an effective physical, psychological and social learning environment in a variety of settings. The module will also explore the processes, skills and accountability required to assess learning and competence and the quality assurance processes underpinning the provision of learning, teaching and assessment in both the educational and practice. The module will encourage the use of reflection to enhance learning, growth and competence in yourself and others.


Formative Assessment

During the module, you will be formatively assessed undertaking a learning and teaching activity, which will include an annotated lesson plan.   

Summative Assessment

You will be required to complete a 6000 word academic essay at level 7. The essay will focus on reflecting on the application of the theoretical educational perspectives and professional values to supporting learning and teaching in a variety of settings.  

Practice Assessment

This will consist of an observation of the facilitation and assessment of learning in either the educational, practice or simulated setting. A Registered Nurse or Midwifery Lecturer will conduct the assessment.


The course starts on starts on April 13, 2018 and consists of 11 study days plus one assessment of teaching day, all on a Friday 10-3pm.

Additional Information

  • This module will confirm current Mentor status
  • Module cost: £1340; possible support via Continuing Education Contract
  • Module code: CA4D008
  • Start date: Spring 2018
  • Module leader: Jill Barnes

How to Apply

Applications can be made via the Associate Student Scheme, directly through the Health Board Continuing Education Contract or by emailing jill.barnes@southwales.ac.uk

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