Facilitating Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Practice - Mentor Module Level 6

The module will ensure that as a registered health and social care practitioner, irrespective of your professional role, you will have an understanding of the regulatory requirements, skills and attitude to be a competent facilitator of teaching, learning and assessment in practice. The module is applicable to all registered health and social care practitioners which will include; doctors, allied health professionals, midwives, nurses and operating department practitioners. 

The module is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details

London Waterloo and business locations

Start Date

September, May and January

Length of programme

20 weeks

Modes of study

Classroom and online


Critical Reflection, completion of Practice Assessment Document

How to apply

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Key Information

  • The module is mapped to The NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) Standards (2008)
  • The design of the module uses feedback from practice colleagues and senior managers
  • If you study this module online, you will partake in seminars delivered through a fully interactive, online classroom
  • We offer a flexible approach to learning with online and study support
  • You will enhance your professional practice and standards of patient care

Programme detail

You will complete one 15-credit module. Upon completion, you can go on to study the Level 7 Mentor Module - Leading and Managing Teaching, Learning & Assessment in Practice.

Flexible study options

You will benefit from a blended learning approach including 10 lectures and 5 seminars. Study materials will be available online. You will be expected to reflect upon you own experiences and engage in pre-arranged discussion sessions with your tutorial group via discussion board.

How you will be assessed

During the module, you must work as a mentor with a learner. This may be a Health Care Support Worker, a nursing student, junior member of staff or a newly qualified practitioner. Part of your assessment is the mentorship process and you should mentor a learner / individual for at least four weeks.

Your assessment for the module requires you to demonstrate your development as a mentor both in theory and practice. To achieve a pass you must address all of the Learning Outcomes in theory and practice. You will have a named mentor / assessor in practice.

The Mentor Module uses a range of assessment methods designed to test specific skills and learning outcomes achieved during the module of study.

These include:

  • Practical assessments
  • Planning and evaluation documents
  • Critical reflection essay


The mentor module introduces you to your role and responsibilities in promoting and facilitating the learning and assessment of others. Students will be introduced to a range of learning and assessment tools, models and principles. Students will also be guided towards accessing a range of texts, journals and web resources to aid their learning.

Students wishing to study this module* will require:

• A pre-registration nursing programme of study; OR

• Completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Studies AND

• An up-to-date DBS and OH clearance 


You must hold:

• A current professional nursing qualification

• Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council for at least one year

In order to undertake the role of Mentor for Student Nurses individuals must have been registered for at least one year.

International students

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of instruction and assessment predominantly in English throughout education, or have a recent IELTS or equivalent score of 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 for each component.

*Validated for all professions including doctors or any professional wanting to complete such an Award/Module

Your experience

At BPP University your studies are just part of your student experience.

Being highly career-focused and concentrating on practical application as well as academic theories, we want your time at BPP University to be a great all-round experience.

There are many student-led activities and societies for you to choose from and lots going on off-centre. So as well as giving you the practical and academic knowledge you need to get ahead, we will help you build the social skills you will need to thrive in work – and life.

At BPP University we give you all the skills and advice you need to get ahead. As part of helping you get the best possible start to your working life, we provide a specialist Careers service.

As a student of BPP School of Health, you will have access to BPP activities, student societies and the Student Association and you will have an opportunity to be elected to the Student Staff Liaison Commitee to provide helpful feedback to us on behalf of your fellow students.

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS card.

BPP University Students' Association

Founded in 2011 after a year of consultation with and design by students, our new Students' Association is home to thousands of students across all ten BPP University sites, and studying online.

Every student of BPP University automatically becomes a member of the Students' Association when they start their programme.

The Association aims to put you – the student – at the heart of everything BPP University does, giving you:

  • An independent voice on student matters
  • Information, support and guidance about your academic and personal life
  • Academic, cultural, social and professional enrichment through the development of clubs, societies, events and initiatives
  • Awareness and enhancement of your employability



Paying for your course

Fees for the Facilitating Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Practice - Mentor Module Level 6 are £600.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15-credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20-credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30-credit module £800
Resit practical assessment fee £100
Resit clinical assessment fee £250