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Professional course

Facilitated Learning and Assessment in Practice

15 credit Level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Nursing and Midwifery
Glenside or Gloucester
Course director:
Geraldine Lucas and Glenys Hook
Key fact:
Facilitating Learning and Assessment in Practice is also available as a 15 credit, distance learning module at level 3 (UZUSKK-15-3) or Masters level (UZUSKL-15-M)

Page last updated 9 January 2017


The Facilitating Learning and Assessment in Practice (FLAP) module enables qualified health care practitioners to mentor students in their area of practice.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Use critical reflection to recognise your stage of learning, develop your learning and identify future learning experiences.
  • Act as a resource and contribute to an effective learning environment in which safe evidence based practice is fostered, implemented and evaluated.
  • Analyse the principles and practices of effective learning and assessment in the workplace.
  • Establish effective working relationships that facilitate personal development in self and others.
  • Be accountable for confirming that you have met or not met professional competencies.
  • Within the confines of safe practice, initiate and maintain professional boundaries that are sufficiently flexible for providing inter-professional care.

Entry requirements

Qualified health care practitioners.



Theories of teaching and assessing

  • Philosophy of adult learning
  • Theory, principles and professional implications of learning and assessing
  • Learning and assessment theories and their application to practice
  • The use of evidence based practice to inform practice teaching and to determine standards

Curriculum development

  • Developing the learning environment
  • Frameworks for support, supervision and assessment
  • Role modelling
  • Consideration of practice development and change


  • Feedback and communication skills
  • Issues of accountability in developing the practice of others with reference to quality assurance systems, audits and national standards

Learning and Teaching

Facilitated Learning and Assessment in Practice (FLAP) will be delivered at level 3 or Masters level (UZUSKL-15-M) using a variety of approaches, which may include; lectures, seminars, distance and online learning, workshops and reflection on practice through units of study.

Study time

Online: 150 hours of online study required over approximately three months, with online support as arranged/agreed with the tutors.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.


Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate (level 3) or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

Extra information

Get Mentor updates and training information from the Practice Support Net at UWE Bristol. Practice Support Net provides advice, guidance and tools to support you in your mentorship role.

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