Taught course

Practice Teacher

University of Central Lancashire · School of Community Health and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Normally the following general entry requirements apply:

  • Have a first degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject (i.e. health related or social science) from an approved institution of higher education. If you do not meet the criteria you are advised to contact the course leader for advice. Transfer of credits in accordance with the University regulations may be possible.

Specific entry requirements:

All students must meet the following criteria:

  • Evidence of contributing to the facilitation, supervision and assessment of learning.
  • Have access to student/s who are transferring knowledge and competence to new area/s of practice.
  • Evidence of recent relevant study.
  • Demonstrate an ability to study at academic Level 7 through providing evidence via the Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL) process.
  • Agreement / support in partnership with the relevant employer organisation and HEI.

Specific professional requirements:

  • Be registered in the same part or sub part of the register as the students you are assessing.
  • Developed your own knowledge skills and competence beyond registration and where appropriate gained specialist practice qualifications relevant to your field of practice, that is, registered and worked for at least 2 years, and gained additional qualifications that will support students in practice.
  • Be able to support learning in an interprofessional environment.

Months of entry


Course content

The Practice Teacher programme aims to prepare and develop practitioners who will be able to facilitate, supervise and assess students transferring knowledge and competence to a new context of practice. In addition to this, the course will provide the opportunity for you to 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. The course is available for practitioners working in Health and Social Care environments who wish to enhance their knowledge in order to ensure evidence based practice.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
6 months

Course contact details

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