Facilitating Learning and Assessing Practice in Health and Social Care Setting
Course code:



11 weeks




Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


Coventry University


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This module is designed to provide health and social care practitioners with the opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge and skills to facilitate learning and enhance the learning environment. The module aims prepare registrants for their role as mentors and give them the competences needed for the effective fulfilment of this role.

Course detail

  • This module is designed for students to have an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills to be able to facilitate learning environment and fulfil their role as mentors effectively.
  • The module is guided by standards, competence and outcomes published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008) for mentors.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Assess the evidence base associated with the knowledge and skills of a mentor required to create an effective learning environment.
  • Note the influence of working relationships on the inter-professional learning environment.
  • Evaluate a range of teaching and learning strategies to facilitate learning, considering governance policies and effective care provision.
  • Understand the mentor’s role in promoting the development and skills of the learner.
  • Evaluate the evidence base and application of methods of assessment of learners in the practice setting.

How will this course be taught

Summer term: Thursdays 2pm - 5pm.

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email disoff.ss@coventry.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 4.
  • Professional qualification and post-registration experience in health or social care.
  • NMC Registrants should have been registered for at least one year.
  • Students will require a learning supervisor to support their development/For NMC registrants the learning supervisor will have successfully completed and NMC approved mentor preparation programme.


  • Coursework 1: Achievement of NMC competencies.
  • Coursework 2: 3000 word evaluation of a case study (100% of module mark).

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of master degree modules can enable students/practitioners to proceed with their development as professionals within the field of their own clinical practice/speciality.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module practitioners should possess the qualities and knowledge to facilitate learning and enhance learning environment, which can enhance practitioners’ career prospects.
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