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About the programmes

The website comprises 3 elearning programmes that have the combined aim to support allied health professionals, nurses and midwives in educating, supervising and assessing students and learners.

About the Practice Educator and Assessor Preparation (PEAP) programme

Click here to access the Practice Educator and Assessor Preparation (PEAP) programme.

The Practice Educator and Assessor (PEAP) course has been designed to prepare you to become a practice educator, practice assessor or a practice supervisor – dependant on your profession.

The course has been designed by a multi-professional academic team in collaboration with a wide range of clinicians and is aimed at a multi-professional audience. It aligns to both the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) (NMC 2018) and the Health and Care Professions Council HCPC Standards of Education and Training (2017).

NMC registrants should complete units 1 to 6 in order to meet the requirements to be a practice supervisor (NMC 2018). Units 7 and 8 should be completed in order to meet practice assessor requirements (NMC 2018).
HCPC registrants should complete all 8 units in order to become a practice educator.

The programme consists of 8 modules each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. A Practice Assessor certificate or a Practice Educator Certificate will be awarded after completing unit 8:

Unit 1 – Introduction to PEAP
Introducing the course and requirements.
By the end of this unit you will be able to understand your professional body requirements for supervising and assessing learners in clinical practice.

Unit 2 – Creating an environment conducive to learning
By the end of this unit you will be able to consider ways in which you can facilitate learning and resilience in your students by concentrating on environmental factors you can control.

Unit 3 – Learning Theories
By the end of this unit you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of some of the main theorists that have informed our understanding of learning and you will be able to draw on some appropriate strategies to support learners.

Unit 4 – Learning Contracts
By the end of this unit you will be able to support students to identify their priority learning needs and write a learning contract that incorporates SMART objectives.

Unit 5 – Coaching Students
By the end of this unit you will be able to support students to identify their priority learning needs and how you can support the student to meet these needs as a practice educator.

Unit 6 – Principles of Giving Feedback the Associated Challenges
The purpose of this unit is to build your skills and confidence in giving feedback to those people you supervise, and to give you some practical tips that you can apply to make your feedback useful and effective.

Unit 7 – Assessment module
The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the purpose of using assessments within student learning during clinical practice.

Unit 8 – Failing Student
By the end of this unit, you will be able to support failing students to identify their learning needs and develop an action plan for working in your area of practice.

Meet the team

We would like to thank clinical and academic colleagues across the wide range of professional groups across the North East who contributed to the development of this course.

Course content authors:

  • Dr Karen Adams

    Dr Karen Adams

    Academic Lead for the project, Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Huddersfield
  • Abbey Kittrick

    Abbey Kittrick

    Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Huddersfield
  • Joanne Duncan

    Joanne Duncan

    Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the University of Huddersfield
  • Matthew Cain

    Matthew Cain

    Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Huddersfield
  • Dr Naomi De Graff

    Dr Naomi De Graff

    Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy at Leeds Beckett University
  • Dr Pete Woodcock

    Dr Pete Woodcock

    Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Huddersfield
  • Dr Peter Roberts

    Dr Peter Roberts

    Senior Lecturer in Podiatry at the University of Huddersfield
  • Dr Susan Jones

    Dr Susan Jones

    Head of Practice Education – Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Huddersfield
  • Dr Jane Tobbell

    Dr Jane Tobbell

    Teaching Fellow in Psychology at the University of Huddersfield
  • E-Learning Content Producer

    E-Learning Content Producer

    The Learning Technology Team, University of Huddersfield

About the Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) update programme

Click here to access the Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) update programme.

The SSSA programme provides a refresher of the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to support and assess learners to become outstanding nurses and midwives.

The NMC standards set out what we require from staff who are supervising and assessing students’ practice and academic achievement. The session is aimed at practice assessors to enable and support students Nurses, Midwives and Nursing Associates students and implement the standards of assessment and student supervision.

On completion of this 30 to 45 minutes module, learners will have the confidence and skills to:

• employ strong interpersonal skills to have productive and inclusive conversations with learners and colleagues
• create a safe, engaging, and inclusive learning environment for your learners
effectively manage learner performance by setting clear objectives, providing feedback, supporting struggling learners, and escalating where appropriate.
• Set SMART objectives
• provide high quality feedback using the Ask Tell Ask model
• use the Growth, Reality, Options, Will (GROW) coaching technique to develop performance
• support underachieving learners
• where appropriate, escalate the support required by struggling students.

There are interactive activities and reflection activities throughout this module to check learners’ understanding.

Meet the team

We would like to thank all the nurses and midwives across Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust who contributed to the development of this resource.

Course content authors:

  • Mags Jubb

    Mags Jubb

    Associate Director of Education – Training & Development
  • Vivienne Greening

    Vivienne Greening

    Placement Development Facilitator
  • Carolyn Price

    Carolyn Price

    Placement Development facilitator
  • Rachel Brown

    Rachel Brown

    Paediatric Practice Development Nurse, Evelina London
  • Ruth Sivaneasn

    Ruth Sivaneasn

    Head of Education and Development, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bhaveet Radia

    Bhaveet Radia

    Head of the Learning Laboratory, Guy’s Cancer Academy

About the Practice supervisor preparation and practice supervisor and practice assessor update programme

Click here to access the Practice supervisor preparation and practice supervisor and practice assessor update programme.

This content was originally designed as face-to-face training run by the Learning Environment Team at Hampshire Hospitals Trust in collaboration with NHS service providers and higher education institutes across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight alongside SimComm Academy.

It has now been adapted for the online learning environment in conjunction with Switched-on Multimedia to provide an accessible, interactive and thought-provoking learning resource. The online programme was commissioned by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

 The programme consists of 2 courses:

Practice Supervisor Preparation – explores the role and responsibilities of the practice supervisor as described in the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for student supervision and assessment (2018). The course also looks at coaching models and how they can enhance student learning, and the importance and value of feedback in the assessment process.

The module, which includes an assessment quiz and takes approximately 3 hours to complete, covers the following topics:

  • Our students
  • The learning environment
  • The NMC standards
  • Coaching and collaborative learning in practice (CLiP)
  • Coaching and assessment

Learner outcomes

It is recommended that learners contact their practice education or learning environment team for support in applying their learning in practice.

Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor Update – provides practice supervisors and practice assessors with an opportunity to update and refresh their knowledge and could be used as part of an annual update.

This module also includes an assessment quiz and takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

The following topics are covered in this module:

  • Getting started
  • Your responsibilities
  • The future nurse
  • Giving feedback
  • Coaching and assessment

Learner outcomes

The modules are aimed at nurses, nursing associates, midwives, and other registered healthcare professionals who support students on NMC approved programmes during their practice placements. This includes nursing, nursing associate and midwifery programmes.

Meet the team

  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Learning Environment Team, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Course content authors
  • Carrie Hamilton

    Director, SimComm Academy Ltd, Executive course editor
  • Anna Thame

    Anna Thame

    Communications, Training and Development Advisor, SimComm Academy Ltd, Course editor
  • Jill Sainsbury

    Jill Sainsbury

    Director, Switched-on Multimedia, Elearning content producer

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