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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The unit focuses on professional standards for mentors and addresses:
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.
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
Brooks building, Manchester Campus, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester M15 6GX
Please select your application route.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org from an NHS email account
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.
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.
If a sponsor has agreed to fund your studies, please follow the process below to apply.
If you plan to fund your own studies, please follow the instructions below:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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