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Student Supervision and Assessment in Health Care

  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • Start Date: September 2022
Led by our experienced and supportive staff, this programme meets the standards laid down by appropriate professional bodies for the role of supervisor or assessor in professional practice.
Many of our lecturers maintain clinical currency by working in practice to ensure you receive the most up-to-date insights and training.
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Application guide

Want to enhance your skills with one of our short courses? To apply for one of our Continuing Professional Development courses, please use our application portal. If you are being funded as part of an NHS contract, please apply through our dedicated NHS application portal.

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Fees and Funding

Covering the costs of your professional development may now be easier than you think. There are many ways you can fund your course, such as employer/NHS sponsorship. There is also the option to pay in instalments to help spread the cost. 

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Bespoke training

Our wealth of experience and expertise enables us to offer bespoke training programmes. These programmes can be taught on-site to organisations who require a specific area of care to be addressed.

Credits: 30 credits at Level 6 and 7

Why study this subject?

This module will support you to become a Practice Supervisor and Assessor as well as giving you 30 academic credits at Level 6 (Degree) or Level 7 (master’s).

What will I study?

This module is designed for practitioners from a variety of professional contexts who are responsible for supporting, supervising, teaching and assessing learners in professional practice. We'll help you develop the knowledge, skills and values to facilitate learning in professional practice and, where appropriate, to do so in an inter-professional context.

The Level 6 module will cover areas such as:

  • current issues in Nurse Education and new Education guidelines (SSSA)
  • roles and responsibilities of Supervisors and Assessors and the Academic Assessor
  • effective practice learning
  • supervision
  • assessment
  • academic assessment
  • learning environment
  • student empowerment.

The Level 7 module will cover similar areas to the Level 6 modules but will also focus on how to provide effective feedback. It'll also enhance your leadership skills.  

What will I study?

On successful completion of Level 6 module, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to:

  • evaluate relationships within the practice learning community, promote anti-discriminatory practice, develop mutual trust and respect and assist learners to make the transition to practice helping them integrate academic and practice elements of learning
  • assess a learner’s stage of learning and their learning needs, facilitate an appropriate programme of learning and evaluate its effectiveness by ensuring the student makes the most of their educational opportunities in practice
  • critically appraise a range of assessment strategies and assess the level of competence of learners in practice, and be accountable for confirming the achievement of a required standard whilst on the course
  • develop a critical awareness of the inter-professional context in practice learning, maintaining appropriate professional boundaries while promoting learning across professional groups
  • develop your leadership skills in prioritising work, delivering effective learning programmes, evaluating effectiveness, providing feedback to learners and acting as a learner advocate and encouraging student empowerment as appropriate throughout the course.

The Level 7 module will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:

  • critically evaluate relationships within the practice learning community and assist learners to make the transition to practice, helping them integrate academic and practice elements of learning
  • assess a learner’s stage of learning and individual learning needs, facilitate an appropriate programme of learning and evaluate their effectiveness, making the most of educational opportunities in practice during the time of the course
  • critically analyse a range of assessment strategies and assess the level of competence of learners in practice and be accountable for confirming the achievement of a required standard during the course
  • demonstrate a critical awareness of the inter-professional context in practice learning, maintaining appropriate professional boundaries while promoting learning across professional groups
  • analyse your own leadership style and support for learners and peers, prioritising work to maximise the effectiveness of learning and where appropriate encourage engagement in inter professional learning activities.

How will I be taught and assessed?

The course consists of four taught study days in the University or a trust education centre.

You will need to complete:

  • a Learning Contract working with a student for a minimum of 4 weeks (supervised) and complete 32 hours of protected time facilitating learning with the learner in practice.
  • you will also need to complete an assignment.

Both of these elements need to be passed in order to complete the course.

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants need to be a healthcare professional. This is a post registration course for staff supporting students in practice who need to be able to study at Level 6 (degree) or Level 7 (Masters).

What are the tuition fees

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Home and EU, Academic Year 2021 - 2022

£990

Home, Academic Year 2022 - 2023

£990

The University is unable to accept any new applications from students who require sponsorship for a student visa to start in September 2022. This is due to the overwhelming popularity of our courses and visa processing timeframes.  Applications are still being taken from students who are already in the UK and hold the right to study.

From September 2022, those students living in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and EU nationals with settled status in the UK, will be considered Home students.

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023

advice@bucks.ac.uk

WHAT ARE MY CAREER PROSPECTS

This module will support you to become a Practice Supervisor and Assessor with experience as well as gaining 30 academic credits at Level 6 (Degree) or 7 (Master’s)

Course leader

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Natasha Loughrey
  • Senior Lecturer
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