Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Nursing (Practice Teacher Award, level 7)

The course consists of 30 protected learning days to include 9 taught days at University, 12 days in practice and a selection of other activities which contribute to learning and development for post registration Health Visitors and School Nurses; student Practice Teachers are prepared for teaching and assessing learning in practice for students on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme (Health Visitor or School Nurse pathway); students are involved in the development of the practice placement as an effective learning environment for all the team and have experience as a mentor to pre-registration and other students and community teams.

Entry requirements

All experienced Health Visitors and School Nurses who are currently registered on part 3 of the NMC register are eligible to apply; the applications should be accompanied by a reference from a peer and or manager; ideally the applicant has had an annual appraisal where their learning and development needs have been identified; interview; a short presentation on a relevant topic maybe part of this process; it is a prerequisite of the course that applicants hold a recognised mentoring teaching qualification or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on reflective portfolio of evidence (4,000 words).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGA Mixed mode - 7 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

Key information

Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
Telephone number: 
01227 782900