Mentor Preparation Programme


From September 2019, Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) (NMC 2018) will replace Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (SLAiP) (NMC 2010) in nursing. We are not able accept application for mentorship at this time.

Preparations for the new roles of Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors are underway and you will be notified as soon as these are available.

Midwives only

Whilst the Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education (2009) are still in operation at the University of York, midwives applying for the mentor preparation programme (MPP) will still be required to adhere to the Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (SLAiP) Standards (NMC 2010). This means there will be a bespoke MPP for midwives only during late August/Early September (please see tab for start dates and timetable). 

For an application form, please visit the apply tab.



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).

Module descripors


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

Start dates and Timetable

The c‌ourse will run three times a year and will be held on campus at Heslington, York.

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

Midwifery only programme

  • 20 August 2019, ATB/042
  • 27 August 2019, ATB/042
  • 03 September 2019, ATB/042
  • 10 September 2019, ATB/014
  • 17 September 2019, ATB/014

Apply - midwives only

To apply for the Midwifery Mentor Preparation programme please complete Application form for Mentor Preparation Programme (PDF , 692kb). Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 28th June 2019.