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Assessment and Learning in Practice SettingsMentor/Practice Educator development

What is expected of me in practice?


What is expected of me - Practice-Based Requirements

You need to have:

Participants on all options (expect option 4) are expected to complete 3 teaching observations with a learner in a practice area, the observations must be assessed by a Practice-Based Supervisor.
If you wish to be included onto your professional register you need access to an undergraduate learner in order to complete the practice -based requirements (all 3 teaching observations must be with undergraduate learner for NMC registrants, at least 1 of 3 teaching observations must be with an undergraduate learner for HCPC registrants).


Learning Contract

You need to devise a learning contract with your Practice-Based Supervisor that enables you to achieve the practice based components. The contract is reviewed on 3 occasions and should record your work in facilitating learning and assessment of a learner's performance. The Practice-Based Supervisor will provide feedback and this, along with the resources used to support the 3 observed teaching sessions should be included as part of your work-based CPD profile.


Protected Time on ALPS Modules:

A combination of participation levels will be required to meet professional standards:


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