Teaching for practice (masters level)

Key features

This 40 credit masters-level module is suitable for all NMC registrants who wish to become teachers of nursing. It will prepare you to make a demonstrable contribution to education in practice and take a lead role in the development of educational practice within your practice setting, enabling you to apply contemporary issues in practice. The module will allow you to develop and apply advanced knowledge and critical awareness of teaching and learning in health and social care practice.

This is a core module for those wishing to gain an NMC recordable qualification as teacher and a core module for the MSc Contemporary Healthcare (Education) pathway.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 7 - masters degree


Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

Course details

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a deep understanding of methodological approaches and theory in complex learning situations in relation to your specialist area of educational practice, within ethical boundaries.
  • critically engage in teaching in an inter-professional practice context.
  • create, synthesise and evaluate knowledge in relation to educational practice.
  • enhance your personal and professional development through reflection and engagement in educational practice.


The assessment for this module is in four parts:

  • a coursework based assessment.
  • two practice based assessments (a review of teaching in practice and a portfolio of experiences)
  • a teaching log showing that you have completed the required number of hours of assessed teaching activity.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

The taught dates for this module are 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 January, 5 February, 5 and 20 March, 17 and 25 April and 4 May 2018.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to undertake this module as part of a professional development pathway must:

  • be in possession of a health or social care qualification at degree level
  • have access to learners in order to meet the module outcomes

Individuals without a degree may be eligible to apply providing they have appropriate practice-related experience relevant to the programme, please discuss with the Professional Development Unit prior to application.

Funding and fees


This module is commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and you may therefore be eligible for funding through your employing trust.

Please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Fees for 2017/18 academic year

For those who are self-funding, please see our professional development module fees page.

Contact us

If you would like further information about this module or the MSc Contemporary Healthcare (Education) programme, please contact Nadine Abelson-Mitchell (programme lead) in the first instance.

Email: N.Abelson-Mitchell@plymouth.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 1752 586 504