This 40-credit Level 6 Practice Teacher programme aims to prepare and develop practitioners to be able to facilitate, supervise and assess students studying to be a health visitor, school nurse or occupational health nurse to transfer knowledge and competence to a new context of practice. Specifically, the course will enable the student to develop the knowledge and skills to fulfil the role of a Practice Teacher and achieve the outcomes of Stage 3 of the Standards to support learning and assessment in practice (NMC 2008) and register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Practice Teacher.
The course is designed specifically for registrants with a SCPHN qualification who wish to progress to become a Practice Teacher. The content will focus on the themes of the Stage 3 of the Standards to support learning and assessment in practice (NMC 2008) and you will explore the theories, evidence base, competence and skills required to:
The course will consist of 15 days in theory and 15 days in practice with a SCPHN student.
Formative assessment will take place via simulation where you will be involved in supporting learning for students. In addition, regular formative feedback will be provided by your practice teacher to guide your development of competence and by your personal tutor in the development of your portfolio.
Achievement of Stage 3 Outcomes for the Practice Teacher:
You will be assessed by a named qualified Practice Teacher to confirm that you have demonstrated the Stage 3 outcomes (NMC 2008) and accounted for 15 days (90 hours of teaching practice)
As a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in order to undertake this course you must be able to demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:
A tripartite agreement must be sought at the time of application, between the Faculty, the student and their clinical manager to support the protected teaching practice experience. You will need to provide the name, email and postal address and phone number of your practice supervisor (qualified Practice Teacher).
You will be required to have an enhanced DBS and sign up to the update service prior to commencement of the course.
Module Code: CA3D011
Module Cost: £1,340 for 2017/18; possible support via Continuing Education Contract
Start date: April 2018
Module Leader: Jill Barnes