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Online Practice Supervisor/Practice Assessor course

The NMC Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (2018) require that registrants who facilitate learning and assess students must be prepared for these roles.

In collaboration with our placement provider partners and the University of Essex, we have developed online workshops to prepare you to become a Practice Supervisor and, if requested to do so by your employer, a Practice Assessor.

A Practice Supervisor is a registered healthcare professional who supports and supervises students, providing feedback on their progress towards, and achievement of, proficiencies and skills (NMC, 2018).

A Practice Assessor is an NMC registrant who conducts assessments to confirm student achievement of proficiencies and programme outcomes for practice learning (NMC, 2018).

Before accessing the course

  • Confirm with your employer what sessions you are required to complete and seek authorisation to undertake the course.
  • Confirm with your employer the timeframe in which they expect you to complete all the learning activities.
  • Identify if there is additional training in the organisation to accompany the course.
  • Confirm what evidence your employer requires (for example, screenshots of quiz results, certificate, and/or reflective log), and who in your organisation you are required to send it to.

If you have any queries or feedback about this information, please contact [email protected]

Please be advised that we will not be able to offer technical support/advice for employees of organisations outside the ARU placement circuit.

Accessing the course

For optimal experience, use Google Chrome.

The course will open in a new window.

Please carefully follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure that you have the facility to listen to audio content and are able to take screenshots and download materials as required.

Access the online Practice Supervisor/Practice Assessor course