University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Practice Teacher

This programme is for registered/regulated health and social care professionals; nurses and midwives must be registered in the same part or sub part of the register as the students they are assessing; the aims of this course are to prepare and develop practitioners who facilitate, supervise and assess students and 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; teaching and learning strategies reflect a range of approaches e.g. key lectures, group discussion, seminars, reflection and analysis; action learning sets are used to allow students to actively engage in problem solving activities.

Entry requirements

Registered in the same part or sub-part of the register as the students applicant is assessing; developed own knowledge, skills and competence beyond registration; gained specialist practice qualifications relevant to the field of practice; registered and worked for at least 2 years.

Assessment methods

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 500 per Module (home fees) 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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