Facilitating Learning and Assessment in Practice Certificate

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Develop your capacity to mentor others and support their progress. Mentor, supervise and assess other team members. Become qualified to sign off the professional development of junior colleagues and students.

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This course covers learning theories, assessment and how to evaluate educational programmes. You will also cover aspects of supervision, mentorship and preceptorship. More broadly, you will receive training in feedback skills, communication and negotiation. There is also a unit on reflective practice and theory, which encourages your on-going professional development.

The contact time for this course includes three intensive days of teaching at the University of Sunderland (two consecutive days, then a third after 10 weeks). Please note that the March and May start dates below are for NEAS Paramedics only.



Upcoming start dates
23 April 2018
21 May 2018

Why us?

  • You can be assessed at Level 6. The course can either be a stand-alone course or it can count towards a diploma or degree.

Course structure

This course mixes taught elements at the University of Sunderland with work-based learning and development. 

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, group discussions and seminars. These are supported by additional materials and resources on the University’s online teaching space.

You will be assessed by an essay to identify if you have met the learning outcomes, alongside this you will also complete a reflective essay on a teaching session that demonstrates your work-based learning.

Modules on this course:

  • Outline of Learning Theories and Links to Practice Settings
  • Approaches to Teaching in Formal and Informal Settings
  • Communication Skills
  • Negotiation and Feedback Skills
  • Approaches to Evaluation of Educational Programmes
  • Assessment
  • Aspects of Supervision, Mentorship and Preceptorship
  • Reflective Practice and the Theory

Sciences Complex,
City Campus,


  • Our Clinical Skills Suite is equipped with a range of clinical equipment for training health professionals. The cutting-edge equipment is backed up with excellent IT facilities and helpful IT support staff.

    Clinical Skills Suite
  • We’ve got thousands of relevant books and e-books, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to- date academic and industry articles. There are nearly 9,000 journal titles, mostly in electronic format.

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This course is based in the Sciences Complex at our City Campus, which boasts excellent facilities and cutting-edge equipment thanks to multi-million-pound investments.

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to be health care professionals. You will also need your manager’s support for the course’s work-based learning.

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £700.

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This information was correct at the time of publication.