If you enjoy teaching, learning, assessing and supporting students in practice you should consider applying for the Practice Teaching preparation programme at the University of Stirling. Students who are engaged within a programme of study to register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN), or a Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ’s) are supported, guided and taught by Practice Teachers.
The University of Stirling, Nursing and Midwifery Council approved Practice Teacher Preparation programme provides you with the opportunity, resources, skills and confidence to complete a programme of study that will develop your abilities to fulfill the role of a Practice teacher.
The content of the Practice Teacher Preparation Programme is designed to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (NMC 2008).
The programme is based on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Masters level (SCQF level 11) with 40 credits. This programme will normally be completed within six months and includes a combination of blended learning and learning in practice.
To undertake the programme all entrants to the programme must meet the following requirements:
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency (minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23).
Funding is available from the Scottish Government for first 10 accepted applicants.
On completion of this programme students will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to undertake the role of Practice Teacher as identified in the Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (NMC 2008).
Students will be able to demonstrate the achievement of the following learning outcomes:
The programme consists of one 40-credit module, spanning the University’s Summer and Autumn semesters and completed on a part-time basis. Each semester is fifteen weeks in length. Successful completion of the programme will allow students to join their local Practice Teacher register and supervise students seeking to become Specialist Community Public Health Nurses or achieve Specialist Practitioner Qualifications in the future.
The use of lectures, seminars, guided study, self-directed study, engagement with e-learning resources, teaching sessions, simulation activities, and practice learning opportunities.
Campus based learning (175 hours) includes:
Learning in Practice (225 hours/30 days) includes:
As stipulated by the NMC the programme includes at least 30 days protected learning time, to include learning in both academic and practice settings. A Learning Log of practice hours and experience will be maintained by the student PT as part of their overall assessment of the programme.
Students develop a 6000-word Portfolio of Evidence (POE) to demonstrate achievement of the programme domains and outcomes and to ensure the integration of theory to practice, essential for professional practice as a Practice Teacher.
N.B There are no examinations.
University of Stirling on-campus dates:
Monday 23rd May.
Tuesday 24th May.
Thursday 23rd June.
with 3 other dates between June - Dec TBC.