20 Credits Level 5 and Level 6
or 10 Credits Level 5
The Mentor Preparation Programme (MPP) has been commissioned by Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber to train mentors in all organisations that take University of York pre-registration nursing and midwifery students on placement.
The programme aims to equip practitioners with an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding to fulfil the role of a registered mentor. Mentors are in a key position to shape the learning experience of students that they encounter.
The course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (2008) and consists of :
MPP can be studied in two ways. Most students study the course at Level 5 (diploma level) or Level 6 (degree level) and will obtain 20 academic credit points. These credit points may be used to contribute to further study towards a diploma or degree. For students already holding a degree or masters qualification achieved within the last 5 years and just wanting to become a mentor, we also offer a portfolio-only option worth 10 credit points at Level 5 (diploma level). The portfolio-only option is also suitable for students who completed their diploma or degree more than 5 yrs ago but can demonstrate recent significant practice updating & professional development and a strong commitment to mentorship as part of their application.
We accept applications from all NHS trusts and from the independent sector in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
We use a shortlisting process and our course management team will allocate places in conjunction with NHS Practice Learning Facilitators to ensure that every placement area has an adequate number of registered mentors to support students and to expand the placement circuit wherever possible.
By succesfully completing the MPP, you will be able to:
Applicants must be registered nurses or registered midwives with 1 year full time equivalent post registration experience before commencing on the programme. The applicants manager must support the application. A supervising registered mentor in practice is required to assess the MPP student’s practice outcomes.
It is a requirement of the course that you have undertaken some study in the last five years. We offer a short course on Skills for Learning which is a suitable way of meeting this requirement. Please visit www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/cpd/modules-courses/skills/ or download the Skills for Learning (PDF , 227kb) leaflet.
If you successfully complete this module you will be awarded either:
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We currently offer the Mentor Preparation Programme eight times per year, with five cohorts in York, two in Scarborough and one in Harrogate.
Each course starts with a half-day briefing session, followed by five all-day seminars spread across a period of two months.
For a full schedule of all available courses, please download the Mentor Preparation Programme Schedule (PDF , 108kb)
For further information on the content of the programme, contact Kate Rudd on 01904 321515 or email email@example.com.
For availability and application queries contact Sue Chapman on 01904 321321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For start dates in York, Harrogate and Scarborough, please download the Mentor Preparation Programme Schedule (PDF , 108kb)
To apply, please download a copy of the Mentor Preparation Programme Application Pack (PDF , 250kb)