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The module prepares the experienced sign-off mentor and specialist/advanced practitioner for the role of Practice Teacher. It builds on previous knowledge and skills by developing competencies which are implicit in the role of the practice teacher to support learning and assessment in practice. A range of teaching and work-based learning methods are employed. Assessment is by 100% coursework

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The NMC ‘Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice’ (NMC 2008) require Practice Teachers to support and assess students on NMC Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programmes (NMC 2004). This is primarily concerned with the preparation of nurses to enter part 3 of the register. This module prepares the student practice teacher to develop the knowledge, skills and competence required by the Practice Teacher standard defined by stage 3 of the ‘Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice’ (NMC 2008) and to achieve Descriptor 1 (D1) of The UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education (UKPSF). It also enables them to record their Practice Teacher status with their employer and enter a period of preceptorship.

This module is available as a standalone module / credit bearing module.


100% Coursework


All students are expected to attend all classes associated with the programme and be punctual and regular in attendance (where applicable). Attendance will be monitored at the University and Employers are informed of all absences.

Entry requirements

  • Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).
  • Normally required to hold a level 5 Diploma in Nursing (or equivalent) but the initial offer standard may vary from year to year.
  • Hold current registration with the NMC and have completed a period of experience as a registered nurse to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes.
  • English language requirements for international applicants. Please contact the module co-ordinator

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017
How to apply


Interested self-funded candidates should make a direct application using the University's online application system which can be accessed via the University homepage or by using the following link:

Anyone who will be receiving a Commissioned place from the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland) via their HSC Trust should contact the Practice Education Team in their Health and Social Care Trust in order to obtain a Commissioned Application Form. The HSCT will manage your application. Please DO NOT apply directly via the University online application system.

How to apply

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:

Fees information

Please note fees displayed are for 2016/17 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing.



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