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PGCE - Facilitating Learning and Teaching (NRT138)

Facilitating Learning and Teaching focuses on evidence based approaches to facilitating learning, teaching, inter professional learning and quality assurance in higher education and clinical practice.  This module is primarily for nursing and midwifery practitioners but could be accessed by other health care practitioners also.  

This Masters level module is intended to provide an opportunity for health professionals to gain knowledge and experience of blended learning and teaching within higher education and practice settings in order that they can explore current research and theory underpinning the educational process and apply this in their context of practice for the benefit of students.  Students will be required to plan and implement various teaching and facilitated learning strategies and they will be actively encouraged to utilise contemporary technology enhanced learning approaches into their sessions.

Additionally, for those nurses and midwives wishing to record this qualification with the NMC, this module will include 180 hours of associated practice which, when combined with Assessment and Evaluation, will provide the required 360 hours of practise.  All other students must evidence 100 hours or associated practise.

Module content

Establishing effective relationships; theories and models of learning and teaching; inter-professional learning and the multidisciplinary team, quality assurance processes in education; evidence based practice; and scholarship and continuing professional development.

Admission Requirements

Registration with the University to undertake the programme is dependent on applicants meeting the following criteria:

  • Possess an initial or higher degree of an approved institution.
  • Possess a non-graduate qualification equivalent to graduation.
  • These programmes are normally open to registered practitioners who possess an initial or higher degree of an approved institution. Where applicants do not hold a first degree, applications will be considered on an individual basis.  For such applicants, evidence of relevant experience and continued professional development will be requested.
  • Secured funding.
  • Employer’s support (where appropriate).
  • A prospective candidate who already holds the Doctor of Philosophy shall   show that the Master’s Degree scheme to be pursued is in a different field of study from that for which the degree of PhD was awarded.
  • Students will normally be health, social care or other professionals with relevant qualifications and registrations.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English or Welsh must satisfy the English Language requirements for entry to the university by attainment of a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS no more than 3 years before the proposed date of entry.
  • Individual modules within the programme may have additional entry criteria due to the aims and learning outcomes of the module and/or due to NMC regulations.


Dr Jane Ryan

Position:Lecturer: Adult Nursing
Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87749Extension: 87749

Module Dates 2014-2015:

Autumn Term - week commencing 22 September 2014

September 2014

October 2014
7 14 21 28

November 2014
4 11 18 25

December 2014
2 9 16

This Module will run on Tuesdays.

Module code - NRT138

Credits - 30

Level 7