Practice Teaching

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

To apply for the course you must be working in a relevant area of practice.

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

Course content includes:

  • Establishing Effective Working Relationships:
    • Establishing effective working relationships in the context of inter-professional working
    • Positive Role modelling and supporting students moving into specific areas of practice or a level beyond initial registration
    • Supporting mentors.
  • Facilitation of Learning:
    • Enable learners to relate theory to practice through the development of critical reflection
    • Facilitating the integration of learning from the workplace and academic settings
    • Consider effective facilitation including communication especially questioning and feedback skills
    • Design, assess and evaluate professional curriculum accessed by learners at both registration level and beyond.
  • Assessment and Accountability:
    • Consider accountability in the principles and practices of effective learning and assessment in the workplace
    • Design and develop frameworks for support, supervision and assessment.
  • Evaluation of Learning:
    • Consider the practice of others including beyond initial registration with reference to curriculum developments, design, quality assurance systems, leadership and national standards
    • Lead and provide feedback about the effectiveness of learning and assessment in practice.
    • Collate evidence on the quality of education relating to the professional regulatory body standard.
  • Create an Environment for Learning:
    • Create an environment for learning for others including beyond initial registration.
  • Context of Practice:
    • Evaluate the context of practice, practice development and change
    • Prioritise work to accommodate the support of students in the context of practice.
  • Evidence Based Practice:
    • Theories of adult learning and teaching
    • The principles, application and professional implications of teaching, learning and assessment theories that safeguards appropriate professional standards
    • Theories of Reflection.

For Nurses and Midwives only: On completion of this module stage 3, Practice Teachers will be expected to provide evidence regarding learning outcomes.


In order to meet the NMC (2008) SLAiP requirements study time constitutes 30 contact hours plus independent study, tutorials and student directed activities, totalling 30 days protected time across the 6 months of the Practice Teaching module. A variety of approaches will be used such as workshops, role play, discussion and practice reflection.

Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

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