Supporting Learning for Practice

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5
Supporting Learning for Practice - 15 credits at SCQF level 11| ECTS points 7.5

The Supporting Learning for Practice module aims to encourage you to engage with the facilitation of learning in practice. The module will equip you to become a practice assessor under the new NMC guidelines.

During the course you will explore the theories, principles and concepts related to learning, teaching and assessment to facilitate learning in practice.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

12 weeks
  • Evaluate your learning environment using the best evidence available.
  • Theories and principles of learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Learning, teaching and assessment strategies to support effective learning in practice.
  • Continuing professional development needs in order to fulfil the role of an educator.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

This module runs over 12 weeks. The content will be provided online on CampusMoodle. In addition, you will be expected to attend three synchronous teaching mornings. We also provide drop-in online support sessions. 

Staff delivering on this course

The content will be delivered by experienced academics who hold registrations with the NMC. 

Independent Study

You are expected to undertake approximately 12.5 hours per week of independent study.


Assessment is a written assignment - 2500 words.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support


Credit from this module may contribute to the MSc Advancing Practice (Clinical Practice), MSc Advancing Practice (Nursing) or the University’s Professional Studies Framework. 


The module is open to qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills in teaching and learning in the practice setting.  

Normally, applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, interested individuals are encouraged to make contact and discuss their circumstances.


For Academic Year 2022/2023

  • All Students: To be confirmed

For Academic Year 2021/2022

  • UK/EU Students: £690
  • International Students: £1,230

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice Professional Development Team and we'll do out best to help.

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