This university module is delivered virtually & is suitable for both registered and non-registered staff who may have a student as part of their role.

Prior to applying or expressing an interest in a module place please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements and that you are available on all dates.

This 20 credit Level 6 (degree-level) module is run in Partnership with the University of Plymouth and is suitable for anyone in a role where they may have a student.

The module will prepare you to provide a contribution to the education and facilitation of students/learners and to develop education within your practice setting by giving you an advanced knowledge and critical awareness of mentorship (practice education) in healthcare practice.

The module covers:
  • the theories of teaching and learning
  • team work and the communication and development of working relationships
  • developing coping and mastery skills and creating positive attitudes to teaching and learning
  • enabling learning in practice and student/mentor/clinical supervisor support systems
  • evidence based practice and audit
  • autonomous educational practice and reflective practice
  • assessment and appraisal systems
  • education and healthcare policy and professional standards.

Assessed Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:

  1. Meet the NMC or HCPC Standards for education and supporting learning and assessment in practice.
  2. Engage in and critically evaluate strategies used to provide effective facilitation of practice learning.
  3. Analyse factors likely to affect the provision of mentorship in practice settings.
  4. Identify and reflect on professional issues arising from assessment in practice, including inter-assessor reliability.
  5. Critically evaluate the contemporary issues in both healthcare and education that influence  practice education.
  6. Explore current assessment or appraisal systems.
You must be able to attend all 4 days and will be expected to submit a L6 piece of academic work.
  • This is a 20 credit Level 6 module run in collaboration with Plymouth University.

Further details can be found on the UoP Website page. All applications must be via SWAST CPD.

*Please note – In order for you to receive proof of attendance following completion of UoP academic modules; students will need to access their university email account and open their result email – this will contain a link to the page where they can obtain an academic transcript. You will not receive a certificate from the university.

This will only be available after the exam board in either June or November. We cannot do this on your behalf – it must come direct from the student as an adult learner as this is your personal information.*

HEAB370DL – Mentorship

You must be able to attend all 4 days and will be expected to submit a Level 6 piece of academic work. Please consider this before applying.
Cohort 1  

12th Sept, 3rd Oct, 17th Oct, 31st Oct 2024

*All live days are on a Thursday


Submission Date: 28th Nov 2024




The teaching will be delivered virtually (via Teams) – you will be expected to be available all day on all of the course dates.

You will need to be able to actively participate in all sessions; students will be expected to have a access to a devise with a working camera and audio.


If you are unable to attend this module, please scroll to the bottom of the page for links to alternative mentorship / practice educator courses which may be suitable alternatives for you.

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