Preceptorship - elearning for healthcare
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About the Preceptorship programme

A structured period of transition guided by a preceptor – an experienced practitioner – is necessary for any newly qualified health professional starting employment. This elearning programme is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to act as a preceptor to guide a newly qualified healthcare professional.

Transitioning from learner to registered professional is a crucial part of the developmental journey of all health and social care professionals. This journey, known as ‘preceptorship’ needs to be supported in a structured, professional and individualised way. Preceptors are a key part of a structured support programme for newly registered professionals entering employment; giving them guidance and confidence in the development of their roles. As part of the National Preceptorship Standards, all preceptors are required to have “undertaken training and education that is distinct from mentorship preparation.”

The Preceptorship elearning programme is designed to accommodate the needs of a busy healthcare professional. It has been created to help preceptors attain the level of training required for the National Preceptorship Standards. The programme uses case studies, videos and workbooks to help preceptors in their role, and to enable them to focus on coaching skills, resilience and reflection.

The course consists of the following elearning sessions:

  1. Introducing Preceptorship
  2. Developing the Understanding to be an Effective Preceptor
  3. Consolidating Your Preceptee’s Previous Experience
  4. The Preceptor-Preceptee Relationship and Communication
  5. Principles and Values of Healthcare
  6. Coping and Resilience
  7. Reflection and Reflective Practice

Meet the team

This package was developed with the support of the following organisations:

  • University of East Anglia
  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Suffolk Community Healthcare
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Workforce Partnership (Health Education England)

How to access

In order to access the Preceptorship programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Preceptorship programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Preceptorship programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Preceptorship programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the elfh Hub.

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