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Mentorship in Professional Practice HEA3177


Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to tend to patients’ needs and therefore to teach. Providing ‘care’ means ensuring that patients, their families and carers are fully educated about their condition and their proposed treatments. In addition to educating patients, practitioners are responsible for their own personal and professional development as well as ‘teaching’, ‘mentoring’, ‘coaching’ ‘supervising’ and ‘assessing’ learners in practice.

This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to coach, educate, supervise and assess other learners in practice.

Module code:HEA3177
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:£980 for September 2024 to July 2025

If you are an existing student who is undertaking this module as part of a programme, your fee will have been advised to you by email. You can also check your fees online. For any queries, please contact

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Who is this module for?

All health and social care practitioners working in an environment where patients, students and staff require support and education to understand, inform and empower effective practice-based learning.

What are the key aims of the module?

The aim of this module is to enable practitioners to gain an understanding of the complexities of the mentoring process to facilitate effective learning and assessment of that learning.

How will I study?

This module normally requires attendance at four full day sessions with three online sessions spread over 15 weeks. The module overall lasts 15 weeks.

What will I study?

  • Context of practice
  • Teaching and learning theory
  • Assessment and accountability
  • Evaluation of learning
  • The learning environment
  • Evidence based practice
  • Leadership & Role modelling
  • Professional Body Standards.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through a 4000-word summative assignment, encompassing evidence of both knowledge and skills as applied to mentorship and must meet all learning outcomes.

A formative opportunity to offer work for consideration in order to receive feedback is offered early in the module.

On successful completion you will:

There is international evidence that CPD is vitally important for staff in terms of professional and personal development and in contributing to improved patient outcomes and increased public confidence. By studying HEA 3177 mentorship in professional practice, you will develop confidence and be empowered to coach learners and deliver practice-based learning as a way of providing ongoing quality and effectiveness.

The mentorship qualification (Standards to Support Learning and Assessing in Practice, NMC, 2008) has been superseded by the Standards for Education (NMC 2018).

How to apply

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

Contact us

For further information regarding module availability, study dates and costs please contact the School of Allied Health, Social Work and Wellbeing on

If you have any queries regarding module content and your suitability to study please contact the Module Coordinator Deborah Walter on


This module can be studied on a standalone basis and it is an optional module of the following programmes: