The Practice Teacher programme aims to prepare and develop practitioners who will be able to facilitate, supervise and assess students transferring knowledge and competence to a new context of practice. In addition to this, the course will provide the opportunity for you to critically appraise and evaluate practice teaching from operational and strategic perspectives.
The course is designed to encompass key themes including establishing effective working relationships, creating and maintaining a learning environment, facilitating learning and assessment and evaluating learning by utilising evidence-based practice and leadership strategies within the context of contemporary practice. The course is available for practitioners working in Health and Social Care environments who wish to enhance their knowledge in order to ensure evidence based practice.
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT & ASSESSMENT
Teaching and learning strategies reflect a range of approaches, eg key lectures, group discussion, seminars, reflection and analysis. In addition action learning sets are used to allow students to actively engage in problem solving activities particularly in relation to work based learning. Module materials are also available on the University’s Virtual Learning Environment - eLearn.
The course is assessed through the completion of module specific assignments and production of a course portfolio which contains evidence from both the Preparation of Mentors module (or equivalent) and the Practice Teacher Preparation module. The Preparation of Mentors module includes an assignment and the Practice Teacher Preparation module assessment includes the analysis of a learning plan, critical reflection upon the practice teacher’s role and the completion of action learning set documentation.
Confirmation of achievement of NMC Practice Teacher standards will be required for those candidates who are required to support learning of Community Specialist Practitioner or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse students.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
LEARNING OUTCOME & AIMS
We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.
At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.