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Supporting educators and learners

The HEE Quality Framework will assist us to support both educators and learners, working collaboratively across educational providers in all relevant settings – work-based placements and academic educational providers – and HEE local teams.

This provides a single framework through which we will evaluate, manage and improve the quality of education and training for all healthcare learners.

Our mentor skills training is designed to support a range of work-based learning programmes by providing quality and consistency in mentoring. Workbooks will support learning pre-course, during the study sessions and post course. A variety of supporting documents will help to deliver high quality mentoring skills and support mentees. This training is mapped to national occupational standards and can be used and adapted by any organisation.

We provide tools and resources for trainee mentors including study sessions. We also provide best practice templates for recording mentor meetings, an overview of mentoring standards and various resources to support learners and assist mentors in their role.

This training is open to all staff who meet the entry criteria. It is intended to support those groups of staff who currently have no formal mentoring training available to them.

Please note that this training does not meet professional body accreditation.

Application is by nomination from your manager. All trainee mentors should be approved, nominated and supported by their managers and employing organisations to benefit from the full mentor skills training.

Please contact the North East and Yorkshire Workforce, Training and Education Directorate (WT&E) at england.wtepharmacy.ney@nhs.net to find out more.

Educational supervision involves overall supervision and management of a specified trainee’s educational progress during a programme (or series of periods of training), as opposed to a single period of training. Educational Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that trainees are making the necessary practice‐based and educational progress, through the use of appraisals and review meetings.

The Educational Supervisor is responsible for the trainee’s Educational Agreement or plan, including formal assessment and sign off.

They should have an understanding of the range of learning, assessment and support opportunities for learning in the workplace, work collaboratively with colleagues to monitor and support the trainee's progression and foster learner autonomy.

They should also be able to identify and support trainees in difficulty, including interfacing with employment performance management procedures.

Please contact the North East and Yorkshire Workforce, Training and Education Directorate (WT&E) at england.wtepharmacy.ney@nhs.net to find out more.