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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 day 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 a study day. 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.

Trainee mentors must document their activities and collect evidence to support the performance criteria and knowledge and understanding criteria from the National Occupational Standard LSILADD07: Facilitate individual learning and development. Trainees can use either the portfolio format or the evidence recording form to complete this part of the training.

Certificates of completion of the Mentor Skills Training should be issued by the employing organisation after reviewing and assessing the candidates work. 

Our next study days are as followed:

- Mentor study day, 18 June 2018

- Mentor study day, 10 October 2018

 

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.

The School of Medicines Optimisation and Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, have developed a new event which is primarily for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians supporting pre-registration trainees, however it will be useful to tutors of all pharmacy trainees.

The day comprises presentations and workshops designed to enable people to share ideas and experiences. The aims of the day are to familiarise pre-registration pharmacist tutors and trainers with the programme and their role and to provide a forum for tutors and trainers to share experiences, expertise and clarify issues relating to the programme.

We have recently introduced the Quality Framework, which applies to all learning frameworks across all sectors of healthcare. The framework specifically aims to improve the quality of work based learning.

The Quality in Pharmacy Education workstreams include:

    Quality Review Panels November 2017 in Yorkshire
    Data Collection relating to Pharmacy Education
    Pharmacy Tutor Training Days
    ePortfolio and Competence Reviews

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