Taught course

Practice Education

University of Northampton · School of Health

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 two 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. For more information regarding this please contact the course leader, sue.everett@northampton.ac.uk.

Months of entry

October, May, February

Course content

This Pathway is part of a package of modules which together can build to an MSc Advanced Professional Practice Award. You can choose to complete this pathway and leave with the Postgraduate Certificate, or you can opt to go on and complete more modules to qualify for your Master’s.

This award is designed for those who have an interest in supporting and developing learning in the workplace; for those who wish to promote good quality professional standards via sound education and assessment, and for those who assess higher levels of practice.

The focus of the award is to actively support you in developing and enhancing your existing knowledge and skills. It is therefore suitable for those who have undertaken initial mentor/supervisor preparation, or those who have experience within the mentoring.assessing field who wish to extend knowledge in this arena.

he Practice Education pathway of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice consists of two core teaching and learning modules which involve face-to-face contact, online learning activities and action learning group activity.

The opportunities to learn interprofessionally, to apply theories and structures within workplace and academic settings, and to facilitate and assess learning appropriately are important aspects of these modules.

The course content aims to ensure that work undertaken within the modules will be useful in supporting educational roles in the workplace as the development of situated knowledge and skills is actively promoted.

Course modules (16/17):

Facilitation Assessment and Quality Assurance in Work-based Learning - Core module N

Quality Enhancement in Interprofessional Work-based Learning - Core module N

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1604 735500
+44 (0) 1604 713029