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Supervising and Assessing Specialist Community Practice

  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Location: Distance Learning
  • Duration: 15 Weeks
  • Start Date: February 2022
This programme is designed for Specialist Community Practitioners who are responsible for supervising and assessing the practice of Specialist Community Students such as those who are enrolled on a Specialist Practitioner Qualification or Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme.
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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.

Why study this subject?

The University is well positioned to deliver this module as it has strong and established relationships with Trusts in London, the Thames Valley and beyond.

The aim of this course is to enable Specialist Practitioners to develop the knowledge, skills and values to supervise and assess students working at an advanced level of practice.

The course will enable you to develop the skills to effectively lead and manage an educational process in line with the teaching and learning strategy, as determined by a professional curriculum. You will also gain the knowledge and understanding to effectively assess students at the end of their programme of study, which leads to either registration or a recordable qualification with the NMC (or other professional body).

This programme will also include responsibility for positively influencing the development of the educational environment with a focus on the promotion of interprofessional learning.

What will I study?

Led by our supportive and experienced staff, topics explored on this course include:

  • roles and responsibilities of Supervisors and Assessors and Academic Assessor
  • establishing effective relationships
  • assessing learning needs
  • planning a programme of learning
  • effectively implementing a programme of learning
  • assessing learner outcomes
  • evaluating the overall process.

What are the course entry requirements?

Individuals with an undergraduate degree, typically 2.1 or higher, with an interest in supervising and assessing in specialist community practice or a relevant adjacent field. In addition individuals would usually hold a SCPHN or SPQ qualification.

What are the tuition fees


Home and EU, Academic Year 2021 - 2022

£490 per year

Home, Academic Year 2022 - 2023

£490 per year

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