University of Brighton Mentorship
A mentor is a registrant who, following successful completion of an NMC approved mentor preparation programme – or comparable university-accredited preparation – has achieved the knowledge, skills and competence required to meet the defined mentor outcomes at stage 2 of the developmental framework (see NMC 2008).
Mentors are responsible and accountable for:
- organising student learning activities in practice
- supervising students and providing them with constructive feedback on their achievements
- setting realistic learning objectives and monitoring students’ achievement
- assessing total performance including skills, attitudes and behaviours
- providing evidence, as required by programme providers, of student achievement or lack of achievement
- liaising with others (e.g. mentors, sign-off mentors, practice facilitators, practice teachers, personal tutors, programme leaders) to provide feedback, identify any concerns about students’ performance and agree action as appropriate
- providing evidence for, or acting as, sign-off mentors with regard to making decisions about achievement of proficiency at the end of a programme.
Find out more about becoming a mentor.
At the School of Health Sciences we develop mentors and practice placement educators who can confidently shape and manage learners’ practice experiences.
If you are a nurse, midwife or allied health professional and wish to train in this essential and valued element of the curriculum, use this section to find out more about mentorship and the training that we offer.
Becoming a mentor
If you are a health professional, our mentor preparation module will enable qualified practitioners to practice as mentors or practice placement educators.
Applying for the module
There are three intakes a year:
- September intake application deadline: 30 June
- February intake application deadline: 30 November
- April intake application deadline: 30 January
Applicants can select dates for modules running on the Brighton, Worthing and Eastbourne sites. Please include your preferred dates when submitting your application.
All the information that you need to apply can be found on our how to apply section on the modules page.
Resources and videos
Our online resources and videos are there to support you both while training to become a mentor and once you are qualified.