Facilitated Learning and Assessment in Practice

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

The Facilitating Learning and Assessment in Practice (FLAP) course enables qualified health care practitioners to mentor students in their area of practice. The course meets the NMC (2008) Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice. To apply you must be a qualified healthcare practitioner.

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside and Gloucester campuses.

Course content includes:

  • Theories of teaching, learning and assessment:
    • Philosophy of adult learning
    • Theory, principles and professional implications of learning and assessing
    • Learning and assessment theories and their application to practice
    • The use of evidence based practice to inform practice teaching and to determine standards.
  • Curriculum development:
    • Developing the learning environment
    • Frameworks for support, supervision and assessment
    • Role modelling
    • Consideration of practice development and change.
  • Evaluation:
    • Feedback and communication skills
    • Issues of accountability in developing the practice of others with reference to quality assurance systems, audits and national standards.


The course can be undertaken via three modes of delivery:

  • Face to face contact (three days attendance)
  • Accreditation of Experiential Learning
  • Non Credit Bearing (1/2 day attendance).

For distance learners study time constitutes 150 hours of online study required over approximately three months with online support as arranged/agreed with the course tutors.

Funding may be available to support you in this learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead in the first instance. If you work in the private, independent or voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you accordingly.

For non-credit bearing applications your organisation has been given a set number of places and your Education lead will process your application with this in mind.

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