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This Mentorship and Coaching Module is a non-accredited version of the PL&SS module. It fufills the requirements of the CoP and will be suitable for completion of an NQP portfolio.

It is only available for Paramedics and NQPs at present.

The dates are on the ‘apply now’ page are a mix of taught modules,  and distance learning. ONLY the distance learning is funded. Please apply for one of the PL&SS NCB dates and you will be approved for funding. (If you apply for the taught dates costing £690, your application for funding will be refused.

Content

The following provides an outline of the syllabus in line with each learning outcome:

Describing the role and identifying the attributes of the effective practice-based/placement educator

  • Outlining of the placement student’s programme, portfolio, learning outcomes and the assessment/sign off process.
  • Establishing effective working relationships and support mechanisms between practice educators and UWE Bristol
  • Identifying the knowledge, skills and personal attributes of an effective practice educator including:
  • Positive role modelling
  • Appropriate values and behaviours
  • Clinical leadership

Applying learning theories that are appropriate for adult and professional learners

  • Exploring a range of appropriate learning theory including learning styles and domains of learning
  • Applying this theory to the role of practice educator

Planning, implementing and facilitating learning in the placement setting

  • Creating an environment for learning
  • Integrating learning from the academic setting into the workplace
  • Developing an awareness of possible barriers to learning in the practice setting
  • Exploring effective communication and questioning techniques
  • Identifying and supporting additional learning requirements
  • Managing common problems in placement

Applying sound principles and judgement in the assessment of performance in the placement setting

  • Identifying learning outcomes and objectives
  • Exploring assessment methods and collecting evidence
  • Establishing validity, consistency and fairness in assessing
  • Reviewing effective feedback techniques
  • Identifying frameworks and techniques for supporting students
  • Exploring barriers to failing a student
  • Developing awareness of student expectations and their responsibilities including codes of practice/fitness to practice
  • Recognising placement educator accountability

Evaluating learning in the practice setting

  • Exploring methods of monitoring the quality of learning and assessment delivered in practice, including receiving feedback
  • Evaluating practice educator effectiveness in delivering learning and making improvements

Reflecting on experience and formulating action plans to improve future practice (based upon experiences in delivering learning outcomes 1-5)

  • Exploring reflective practice models including SWOT analysis
  • Formulating personal action plans to improve effectiveness as a practice
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  • Recognising how being an effective practice educator can improve a clinicians
  • broader practice and how it can support CPD.

Core reading

You will be provided with access to essential reading either in electronic form via the Library website or Blackboard. The module handbook will also reflect the range of reading to be carried out.

Entry Requirements

You must be working in a relevant area of practice.

Introduction

This new module is designed to enable a range of Allied Health Professionals (AHP) to become mentors in their area of practice. It combines both multi-professional and generic learning, with some profession-specific content.

The module can be studied at level 3, level M or non-credit bearing. The module consists of seven units of learning. At present, level 3 and level M are structured with four online units and three units of face-to-face teaching days at UWE Bristol’s Glenside Campus. The non-credit bearing version is completely online.

On successful completion of the undergraduate level 3 (UZYY38-15-3) or Masters level (UZYY39-15-M) module, you will be able to:

  • Explore the strengths and limitations of the Practice Educator role
  • Appraise and apply appropriate learning theories
  • Plan, implement and facilitate learning in the placement setting
  • Apply appropriate sound principles and judgement in the assessment of performance in the placement setting
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on the learning experience
  • Formulate action plans to improve future practice. Â

Key Facts

Please note, if you wish to apply for the non-credit version of this module, you will need to check the dates on the current timetable in the first instance. You then need to select Apply Now. Providing you select the correct date, you will then see that it is a non-credit bearing version.

Learning and Teaching

This module is delivered in two formats:

  • Online non-credit bearing which has no assessment and no face-to-face teaching.
  • Varied learning methods, credit-bearing; a mix of online and face-to-face taught sessions with an assessed assignment.

Online learning version

For the online version of the module, all seven units are accessed online and will require self- directed learning. There will be a workbook available as part of the material which students can use to record their learning tasks.

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Dates are as the UWE website – link in ‘How to apply section’ below.

This course is Distance learning only, there are no attendance / taught dates.

For this module you may apply directly with UWE. (Without completing the SWASTcpd application form).

  1. Please follow this link: UWE -PL&SS link and click on the NON-Accredited version. (PL+SS NCB)
  2. Apply via the UWE website, when asked , put SWAST as the bill payer (contract not invoice)
  3. When the applicatio form asks for your location, place enter your base station
  4. When funding has been approved via SWASTCPD , you can enrol with UWE (look out for emails from UWE at the address you applied with)