Professional Education (Theory and Practice)

Professionals from existing health and social care, or other, providers are ideally placed to meet the demands for high-quality education and training in the workplace. There is a need, however, for teacher preparation to be effective and sustainable. To this extent, the current climate requires autonomous educators capable of carrying out professional education, and/or training, with confidence and a high level of skill.

This module contributes to eligibility in gaining Higher Education Academy recognition as a Fellow as well as Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) stage 4 teaching status (completion of two other modules required).

Module Code NM7016
Level 7
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions


The aims of the module are to:

  • Enable you to explore and evaluate the application of a range of theoretical approaches and perspectives to learning and teaching in professional education.
  • Contribute to the processes of change and innovation in the development, delivery and evaluation of professional education, within an interprofessional and inter-agency context, across a variety of practice and/or academic settings.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Deconstruct and reconstruct the nature and purpose of professional education within an interprofessional context.
  • Critically discuss effective relationships within a learning environment to promote independent learning.
  • Critically appraise and reflect upon the planning and implementation of 
  • a variety of learning events within a professional education context.
  • Demonstrate evidence of meeting the relevant descriptors outlined in the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (2012).
  • Justify the application of teaching and learning strategies in the context 
  • of your own practice.
  • Critically reflect on student-centred learning and the promotion of high-quality learning in an educational environment.
  • Critically reflect on own role as an educator in leading evidenced-based professional education.

KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions: 
1 Communication   
2 Personal and People Development 
3 Health, Safety and Security  
4 Service Improvement   
5 Quality   
6 Equality and Diversity


For further information on the module, 
please contact:
For application information, 
please contact:
Valerie Ebrahimi
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Riverside Campus 
Castle Drive
Chester CH1 1SL
T: 01244 512277

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000