Multi-professional Support for Learning and Assessment in Practice

Key Info
  • Type: Unit
  • Level: 6,7, (unit is also available as is available as a non-credit bearing option or attendance only option)
  • Credits: 20 at 6 and 7, or non-credit bearing.
  • Price: TBC

Overview

The overall aim of this unit is to prepare health and social care practitioners for the role of professional mentor in practice settings. This unit enables NMC registrants to meet the NMC (2008) standards for mentors.

This unit may be delivered using a range of teaching and learning strategies including: blended learning, e-learning, lectures, workshops and directed/independent study

There are now 3 routes onto Mentor Preparation (our credit-bearing route is available at Level 6 or 7), please ensure you apply for the correct route:

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Unit Contents

The unit focuses on professional standards for mentors and addresses:

Study requirements

Applicants must normally be working in clinical areas where students are or will be placed. Standard entry requirements normally apply for level 6 and 7. NMC registrants must have 5 days protected learning time.

Practice / Work Based Learning Requirements

You will need to have access to a learner whilst undertaking this unit, and will need time to practise your developing mentor skills and knowledge. You need to have a supervising mentor or more experienced practitioner to confirm that you have demonstrated competency in supporting learning and assessment in practice.

Timetable

17 July 2018 - 30 October 2018

All sessions are held 10.00am till 4.00pm

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Location

Brooks building, Manchester Campus, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester M15 6GX

How to get there

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NHS Cash Allocation Applications

If your studies will be funded by NHS Cash Allocation please complete this application form. You will need your manager’s approval and full invoice details. Your manager will need to send the completed application form to cpd.hpsc@mmu.ac.uk from an NHS email account

CPD Apply (Health Education North West Funded)

What Should You Complete?

What Happens Next?

Your CPD Apply application will be reviewed by your Trust before it comes to MMU. Once we receive it, our academics will consider your application. Will will inform you of the outcome as soon as possible.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, your details will be passed to our Admissions team. You will be invited to enrol with MMU via a website. Please do this before commencement of your studies - failure to do so may restrict your access to systems and study resources.

Sponsored Applicants

If a sponsor has agreed to fund your studies, please follow the process below to apply.

  1. Programme or Modular?

    With MMU, you can choose to take units either modularly or as part of a programme of study.

    Modular study allows you to take one-off units and collect academic credits that you may, where allowable, count towards a future academic award, either at MMU or another university.

    Programme-based study means you pursue a particular award and study units applicable to that award. You can read about MMU's programmes of study in our prospectus.

  2. Application Form

    Once you have decided whether to apply for a programme or modular study, complete and return an MMU Application Form. You do not need to state at this stage who will fund the course, but you may wish to confirm with your sponsor that they still intend to fund you.

    On receipt, your application will be passed to the academic course leader for consideration. MMU will notify you of the outcome as soon as possible.

  3. Enrolment

    If your application has been successful, you will receive an invitation to enrol. At this stage you will need to present confirmation of your funding. This should take the form of a funding letter from your sponsor, printed on company headed letter paper. The confirmation should include your details, the course(s) for which your sponsor will fund you, the dates of the courses and the full fee amount that will be sponsored. The letter should be signed by an authorised signatory.

Self-funding Applicants

If you plan to fund your own studies, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Programme or Modular?

    With MMU, you can choose to take units either modularly or as part of a programme of study.

    Modular study allows you to take one-off units and collect academic credits that you may, where allowable, count towards a future academic award, either at MMU or another university.

    Programme-based study means you pursue a particular award and study units applicable to that award. You can read about MMU's programmes of study in our prospectus.

  2. Application Form

    Once you have decided whether to apply for a programme or modular study, complete and return an MMU Application Form

    On receipt, your application will be passed to the academic course leader for consideration. MMU will notify you of the outcome as soon as possible.

  3. Enrolment

    If your application has been successful, you will receive an invitation to enrol. At this stage you will be able to choose how you will pay your fees - a number of payment options are available.

Contact Us

If you have any queries about CPD course content, study requirements or prices, please contact us by email cpd.hpsc@mmu.ac.uk.

Units and Short Courses: What’s the difference?

You can study single CPD units to develop your professional skills or combine a number of units to form a degree course, such as a Master’s.

Short courses tend to be standalone courses that are designed to help you develop your expertise but which you can’t put towards a degree course.

Please note: There are different requirements for each unit/short course, for example, you may need accreditation by a professional body to join a course. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss the requirements for the unit/short course you are considering.

Levels

When you take a CPD unit, you’ll study at a specific level of learning and cover a specific topic.

Level 5 units are the academic equivalent of diploma level, level 6 units are at Bachelor’s degree level, and level 7 units are at Master’s degree level.

Hours of learning

Each CPD unit you study covers a particular number of learning hours. A 10-credit unit equates to 100 hours of student effort.

These hours include face-to-face contact with a tutor in a one-to-one or group setting, reading and researching time, completing study tasks, online learning, and preparation and completion of an assessment.

Awarded credits

For each unit of study you complete, you’ll receive a number of credits. These credits relate to the length and depth of study involved.

You’ll need 60 credits to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), 120 credits to achieve a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), and 180 credits for a Master’s degree.

Bespoke training

We offer bespoke training for a number of our courses, with content tailored to your workforce. We can deliver bespoke training in-house or in our facilities. Please get in touch for more details.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have undertaken prior learning, you may be exempt from aspects of the course you wish to study. This is subject to the University’s RPL policy. Please get in touch to discuss requirements and the types of learning recognised.

Course price

Course fees and pricing depend upon the type of unit you study, the equipment required, and the duration and level of the course.

Please contact us on cpd.hpsc@mmu.ac.uk to discuss course costs.