Mentorship in Professional Practice HEA3177


Health care 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
Level: 6
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

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 programme?

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.

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 the production of an integrated reflective portfolio encompassing evidence of both knowledge and skills as applied to mentorship. The portfolio is submitted on completion of the module. 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The mentorship qualification (Standards to Support Learning and Assessing in Practice, NMC, 2008) has been superseded by the Standards for Education (NMC 2018).

Study Dates and Venues

September 2019 S1 Manchester

Venue: Manchester

Starts: Thu 12th Sep 2019

Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Thurs 12 Sept 19, 9.00 am - 3.00 pm Attendance
  • 2nd Session: Thurs 19 Sept 19, Online
  • 3rd Session: Thurs 03 Oct 19, 9.00 am - 3.00 pm Attendance
  • 4th Session: Thurs 10 Oct 19, Online
  • 5th Session: Thurs 24 Oct 19, 9.00 am - 3.00 pm Attendance
  • 6th Session: Thurs 07 Nov 19, Online
  • 7th Session: Thurs 21 Nov 19, 9.00 am - 3.00 pm Attendance
  • Assignment Submission: Thurs 19 Dec 19, 4.00 pm.

Study dates and times are subject to change.

January 2020 S2 Aintree

Venue: Postgraduate Centre, Aintree Campus

Starts: Tue 14th Jan 2020

Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
  • 2nd Session: Tuesday, 21 January 2020, ONLINE
  • 3rd Session: Tuesday, 04 Feb 2020, 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
  • 4th Session: Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020, ONLINE
  • 5th Session: Tuesday, 25 Feb 2020, 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
  • 6th Session: Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020 , ONLINE
  • 7th Session: Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020, 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
  • Assignment Submission: Tuesday 21st April 2020, 4.00 pm.
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    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

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs

    Students accessing this module as an NMC registrant, with the intention of meeting the NMC standard (2008) for a stage 2 mentor, have to meet professional requisites - for further detail please contact the Module Co-ordinator.

    Midwifery applicants can only access the module commencing in February of each year because of specific requirements in terms of professional standards.

    For further information regarding module content, please contact Module Coordinator :

    HEA3177S1B coordinator Angela Whelan on 0151 529 6241 or email

    HEA3177S2B co-ordinator Jan Holden on 01695 657087 or email


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