University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Practice Education

The course aims to develop skills and deepen knowledge of professionals, such as nurses, midwives, occupational therapists, teachers, allied health professionals and social workers, in the facilitation of student learning in the practice/workplace setting. Modules aim to facilitate the development of active learning techniques, reflect on practice and undertake independent research. The opportunity to use work based products such as student programmes of learning, student action plans, audits and evaluations, ensure learning is firmly rooted within specific area of practice, whilst giving opportunity to explore alternative strategies to enhance learning and teaching roles.

Entry requirements

Applicants to the course should have: an Honours degree or 120 Credits at level 6; an appropriate professional qualification if required to teach in personal workplaces; a minimum of 2 years practical experience and specialist knowledge; access to an appropriate learner(s) within the practice area during the facilitation and assessment in work based learning module which commences in October. Students who do not have the above academic qualifications, but can demonstrate their equivalent in terms of experience relevant to the programme of study, may be able to access the course as associate students.

Course modules

Modules include: facilitation assessment and quality assurance in work-based learning; quality enhancement in interprofessional work-based learning.

Assessment methods

This programme comprises of a range of assessment strategies which enables students to demonstrate knowledge, synthesis and analysis in a variety of forms. Assessment strategies include: portfolios of evidence; action learning presentations; reflective accounts.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

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