Mentorship in Professional Practice HEA3177


Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

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 2020 to July 2021

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.

How Will I Study?

This module normally requires attendance at 4 full day sessions with 3 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The mentorship qualification (Standards to Support Learning and Assessing in Practice, NMC, 2008) has been superseded by the Standards for Education (NMC 2018).

Study Dates and Venues

February 2021 S2 – this intake is full and closed to applications

Venue: Online Study

Starts: Thu 11th Feb 2021

Session Times:
  • Thursday 11 February 2021, face-to-face online
  • Thursday 18 February 2021, online - self directed learning
  • Thursday 25 February 2021, face-to-face online
  • Thursday 4 March 2021, online - self directed learning
  • Thursday 11 March 2021, face-to-face online
  • Thursday 18 March 2021, online - self directed learning
  • Thursday 25 March 2021, face-to-face online
  • Thursday 1 April 2021, online
  • Thursday 8 April 2021, online
  • Thursday 15 April 2021, online
  • Thursday 22 April 2021, online
  • Thursday 29 April 2021, online
  • Thursday 6 May 2021, online
  • Friday 14 May 2021, assignment due in
  • 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.

    To apply for this module please access the online application form.

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

    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 on module content, please contact Module Coordinator: Deborah Walter on


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