This programme is designed to offer a flexible practice education pathway for those involved in supporting health and social care learners both in practice and academic settings. It is possible to 'step off' or pause after the Practice Teacher Award (40 credits), or the PgCert Practice Education (60 credits), and after the award of PgDip in Practice Education (120 credits). This course is delivered part-time on Mondays.
The programme incorporates the elements required by Nurses and Midwives who wish to become Community or Specialist Practice Teachers or Nurse/Midwife Teachers recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The programme also meets the needs of those Allied Health Professionals who wish to be recognised by their professional bodies.
Applicants will be graduates, a registered health or social care professional currently employed in a post that supports learning and assessment in practice. This may take a variety of forms, from: supporting mentor updating and development, having an active clinical role whilst supporting staff in their professional development, having a clinical role whilst supporting staff in their professional development, being involved in practice development and or/contributing to practice based-research, acting as a link tutor or even teaching full-time in an Higher Education Institution (HEI). Your teaching role will be underpinned by appropriate professional and academic qualifications, research, education and/or practice development activity that provides the evidence base for your teaching.
The Practice Teacher Award and PgCert are recognised by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and lead to recognition as Associate Fellow or Fellow of the HEA.
Applicants undertaking the full MA Practice Education Dissertation will also be provided with additional group tutorials throughout the length of the dissertation unit.
See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/practice-education-associate-fellow-pgcert-pgdip-ma
Community/Specialist Practice Teacher:
- Practice education 1
- Practice education 2
PGCE (as above, plus):
- Curriculum perspectives
PgDip (as above, plus):
- Research methodology and strategy
- Leadership in practice education
- Plus optional units from the practice education pathway or the wider postgraduate framework
MA (as above, plus):
- Dissertation 18-20,000 words
It will take one year to complete the Specialist Practice Teacher Award and PgCert / NMC Recorded Teacher Status, two years to complete the PgDip and up to 5 years can be taken to complete the MA part-time.
The programme incorporates the elements required by nurses and midwives who wish to become community or specialist practice teachers or nurse/midwife teachers (recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council). The programme also meets the needs of those allied health professionals who wish to be recognised by their professional bodies.
This course is normally funded by your employer or Trust. Please speak with your employer regarding professional development training for this course.