Art and Science of Practice Education

Art and Science of Practice Education

Art and Science of Practice Education

Level 7, 20 Credits

Course aim

The programme is targeted at professionally qualified healthcare practitioners actively engaged in a practice education role. It offers you the opportunity to develop and refine your teaching and assessment skills within the practice environment. 

The course is also available online to Department of Health Family Nurse Partnership Trainers/Educators only.

Course length

You will be expected to be actively engaged in teaching and assessing on a regular basis within a practice setting. 

There is a minimum period of 6 weeks consolidated practice at the completion of the taught programme.

Intakes commence in January and September.

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £767.


One half day of study every two weeks over a 15 week period. This online programme requires regular timetabled engagement with online materials.

Course content
The taught content of the programme is structured around the eight domains as identified within the Standards to Support Learning and Assessing in Practice (NMC2008). You will discuss, review and analyse these eight principles against all professional standards within practice teaching and learning.

Please contact the Faculty Admissions team for further information on assessment methods for this programme.

Entry requirements

In order to be accepted onto the Art and Science of Practice Education course, you must:

  • be a professionally registered healthcare practitioner
  • have evidence of working with learners within the practice setting
  • be identified as a suitably qualified practice mentor
  • have evidence of recent study at Level 6

If you are working towards the NMC Stage 3 Practice Teacher award, you will be required to demonstrate evidence of practice teaching and assessing up to a minimum of 90 hours with an appropriate student. 

The Practice Mentor must hold the minimum qualification of NMC Practice Teacher Award or Sign off Mentor status. This must be negotiated prior to commencement of the programme.

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical) award framework or as a single CPD.

Study dates

This CPD is not running 2019-20

How to apply

Please apply using the online application form selecting Postgraduate Taught from the Level of Entry drop down.

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829

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