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Mentor Preparation Programme - available to Midwives only

Nurses

The Mentor Preparation Programme has been superceded by Practice Supervision and Assessor Preparation. Please visit Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) (NMC 2018).

Midwives only

The Standards for Preregistration Midwifery Education (2009) remain in operation at the University of York and midwives supporting learners are still required to adhere to the Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (SLAiP) Standards (NMC 2010). This means there will be bespoke Mentor Preparation Programmes for midwives only during 2020 (please see tab for start dates and timetable.). During this programme, you will also be prepared for the role of practice supervisor in readiness for the implementation of the Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment in Practice (SSSA) (NMC 2018).

For an application form, please visit the apply tab.

Overview

Overview

The Mentor Preparation Programme (MPP) is commissioned by Health Education England across Yorkshire and the Humber to prepare mentors in organisations that take University of York pre-registration nursing and midwifery students on for their practice experience.

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 the students that they encounter.

The course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (2008).

This course is non-accredited; you will complete a portfolio of evidence in your practice area which will be assessed on completion of the programme.

Information for student mentor and mentors (PDF , 640kb).

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Entry

Entry requirements

You must be a registered nurse or registered midwife with one year's full-time equivalent post registration experience before commencing on the programme. Your organisation must support the application. A supervising registered mentor in practice is required to assess your practice outcomes.

Please contact us on 01904 321645 or email dohs-ssprd@york.ac.uk.

Start dates

The midwifery c‌ourse will start in April 2020.

Each course consists of five compulsory study days spread across approximately two months.

April 2020

  • 22 April - 9am - 5pm
  • 30 April - 9am - 5pm
  • 07 May - 9am - 5pm
  • 14 May - 9am - 5pm
  • 21 May - 9am - 5pm

Apply - midwives only

To apply for the Midwifery Mentor Preparation programme please complete Application form for Mentor Preparation Programme (PDF , 692kb). This programme will run in April 2020.

April 2020

  • 22 April - 9am - 5pm 
  • 30 April - 9am - 5pm 
  • 07 May - 9am - 5pm 
  • 14 May - 9am - 5pm 
  • 21 May - 9am - 5pm 

The closing date for applications for the April programme is Monday 23rd March 2020.