Mentorship Preparation - 30 Credits

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), Cambridge

Module code: MOD001847

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits

Locations: this course is taught on our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough.

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Please ensure you are applying for the correct course, as you cannot change your course after application.

Please also complete a supplementary information form when applying for this course.


Our five-day blended learning course will help you to develop the knowledge and skills you will need to support and assess learners in practice. If you're a registered healthcare professional, the course will enable you to meet your professional body requirements for mentorship/practice educator and to enter the local register of mentors.

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Full description

Who should attend?

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Our course is designed for healthcare professionals who wish to develop, explore and apply the principles of learning, teaching and assessing students in practice settings.

Is the '30 credits' module the right mentorship module for me?

There are four mentorship modules; some will allow you to gain academic credits as well as recognised mentor/clinical educator status.

The learning outcomes for the '30 credits' module will be met through the successful completion of a practice assessment document and through a 3,000-word written assignment. This module is one of the available options for BSc Acute Care, BSc Health and Social Care and BSc Mental Health pathways. These pathways will allow you to top-up your diploma to a degree. If you choose to take this module and then decide that you do wish to continue your studies with us you may be able to use your 30 academic credits towards these pathways.

There are three other modules to choose from:

Four all four mentorship modules, you'll need to attend five study days. Dates are listed on individual course pages.


2016/17 dates


Cohort 1 - This cohort is now full

26 September 2016 (Lecture), 10 October 2016 (VLE), 17 October 2016 (Lecture), 7 November 2016 (VLE), 21 November 2016 (Lecture)

Cohort 2 - This cohort is now full

27 September 2016 (Lecture), 11 October 2016 (VLE), 18 October 2016 (Lecture), 8 November 2016 (VLE), 22 November 2016 (Lecture)

Cohort 3 - This cohort is now full

30 January 2017 (Lecture), 13 February 2017 (VLE), 27 February 2017 (Lecture), 13 March 2017 (VLE), 27 March 2017 (Lecture)

Cohort 4

31 January 2017 (Lecture), 14 February 2017 (VLE), 28 February 2017 (Lecture), 14 March 2017 (VLE), 28 March 2017 (Lecture)

Cohort 5

30 May 2017 (Lecture), 6 June 2017 (VLE), 13 June 2017 (Lecture), 20 June 2017 (VLE), 27 June 2017 (Lecture)


Cohort 1 - This cohort is now full

28 September 2016 (Lecture), 12 October 2016 (VLE), 19 October 2016 (Lecture), 9 November 2016 (VLE), 23 November 2016 (Lecture)

Cohort 2 - This cohort is now full

29 September 2016 (Lecture), 13 October 2016 (VLE), 20 October 2016 (Lecture), 10 November 2016 (VLE), 24 November 2016 (Lecture)

Cohort 3

1 February 2017 (Lecture), 15 February 2017 (VLE), 1 March 2017 (Lecture), 15 March 2017 (VLE), 29 March 2017 (Lecture)

Cohort 4

2 February 2017 (Lecture), 16 February 2017 (VLE), 2 March 2017 (Lecture), 16 March 2017 (VLE), 30 March 2017 (Lecture)

Cohort 5

3 February 2017 (Lecture), 17 February 2017 (VLE), 3 March 2017 (Lecture), 17 March 2017 (VLE), 31 March 2017 (Lecture)

Cohort 6

1 June 2017 (Lecture), 8 June 2017 (VLE), 15 June 2017 (Lecture), 22 June 2017 (VLE), 29 June 2017 (Lecture)

Cohort 1 - This cohort is now full

30 September 2016 (Lecture), 14 October 2016 (VLE), 21 October 2016 (Lecture), 11 November 2016 (VLE), 25 November 2016 (Lecture)

Cohort 2

3 February 2017 (Lecture), 17 February 2017 (VLE), 3 March 2017 (Lecture), 17 March 2017 (VLE), 31 March 2017 (Lecture)

Cohort 3

31 May 2017 (Lecture), 7 June 2017 (VLE), 14 June 2017 (Lecture), 21 June 2017 (VLE), 28 June 2017 (Lecture)

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:

  • Department of Allied and Public Health
  • Department of Medicine and Healthcare Science.

Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.

We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.

Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Peterborough (Guild House)
Guild House

Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

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For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email

Contact details

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Claudine Wetherall (Module Leader)

Tel: 01245 684769

CPD Admissions

Tel: 01245 686868

Entry requirements

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Nurses and midwives must hold registration with the professional body for at least one year (NMC, 2008). All other registered healthcare professionals must have a minimum of six months post-qualification experience.

All applicants should complete a practice document, which requires the support of a mentor who is currently live on the local register and who is in a position to support them for the duration of this course.

At the time of application, you must complete a supplementary information form outlining details of your supervisor mentor. Applications will not be progressed without this as we need to confirm that you'll have the appropriate support in practice.

Please note that before starting the course. you must have access to a learner. For the purposes of this module, a learner can be anyone who needs to acquire new knowledge and skills (with the exception of service users).

You should also make sure that you can attend and participate in all five of the structured study days, as attendance is necessary to complete the course.

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