Mentoring and Assessing in Health and Social Care Settings (Non-Accredited)
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


Coventry University


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This module aims to prepare Health and Social Care practitioners for their role as mentors in the learning environment. Practitioners will gain valuable knowledge and competence required to fulfil the mentor role effectively.

Course detail

This module provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable skills in mentoring and assessing, providing the opportunity to expand their employment opportunities within the field of health and social care. Furthermore, the module forms the bases from which mentors can develop their role as practice teachers, educators or lecturers and benefits from being guided by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008) for mentors, as well as by relevant research in the field.

The module offers the opportunity of students to gather evidence towards the achievement of the Knowledge and Skills Framework core dimensions: Communication, Personal and People Development, Service Improvement, Equality and Diversity.

  • Effective working relationships, communication and interpersonal skills to support learning.
  • How to facilitate learning within the practice context which reflects health care policies.
  • How to promote development and skills of the learner.
  • How to apply principles of assessment which are valid, reliable and consistent.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered through using 2 modes: a blended approach integrating classroom with online learning and an online approach.

Seminars – 30 hours

Tutorials – 10 hours

Work Based Learning – 100 hours

Self-guided student activity – 60 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should have been NMC registrants for at least one year.
  • Applicants must have a professional qualification and post-registration experience in health or social care.
  • Students will require a Learning Supervisor, who needs to be a Registered Nurse/Midwife or a qualified member from a relevant Allied Health Profession.


  • Coursework 1: Mentor Preparation Assessment Grid
  • Coursework 2: Profile of Evidence

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • On the successful completion of this module students should be able to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills to create an environment for learning, which can expand their career prospects.
  • Successful completion of degree level modules can enable progression to master’s degree studies in a range of Health Care and Professional Practice studies which are offered at Coventry University.
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