Art of Learning and Teaching

Key information

Start date:
To be confirmed


Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH

Depending on the subject and content, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and online.

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

  • Level
    7 (postgraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module aims

This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of the complexities of learning and teaching, assessment, and evaluation, in order for you to review and enhance your expertise in these areas of professional practice.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Creatively develop a critical, reflective and innovative approach to teaching and learning in educational and practice settings, and formulate plans for your own professional development.
  • Identify the characteristics of quality learning and select appropriate assessment and evaluation strategies in order to determine the extent to which the desired learning outcomes have been achieved.
  • Create and develop effective learning environments through facilitating and establishing positive relationships and ensuring that the principles of equal opportunities are adhered to.
  • Select, plan and implement a range of teaching and learning strategies and facilitate learning across a range of educational and practice settings, and utilise a range of learning resources including information technology.
  • Identify and respond to the needs of individual learners ensuring that they access the necessary support and facilitate their progress into becoming autonomous learners.
  • Effectively utilise the information gained from assessment and evaluation in order to aid self-reflection and self-development.


Course content

Indicative module content includes:

  • Skills and qualities of an effective teacher
  • Educational philosophy
  • Planning learning opportunities
  • Selecting learning strategies
  • Identifying needs and supporting learners
  • The simulated environment
  • Assessment and feedback strategies relevant in a variety of settings
  • Using feedback for professional development
  • Evaluating teaching and learning processes
  • Marking and grading educational assessment.

Learning and teaching methods

For the 2023/24 curriculum, our PGT/CPD modules will continue to be delivered using hybrid learning. This means that depending on the subject and content of learning and teaching, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face to face and online delivery (both live and asynchronous), as this has worked really well for our practice-based colleagues. It is important to recognise the majority of modules contain face to face contact time and attendance at the University will be required.

Learning and teaching methods include:

  • Teacher-led sessions
  • Student-led workshops
  • Group work
  • Discussion groups
  • Problem-based learning
  • Enquiry-based learning
  • Action learning
  • Role modelling
  • Peer review.


Part 1

Completion of four teaching practice assessments.

Part 2

The compilation of a teaching portfolio that incorporates resources from the four teaching practice assessments plus reflective accounts of the experiences and areas for development that have been identified. Additional evidence will be required from four further teaching practice sessions and evidence of formal contact teaching hours in line with professional body requirements.

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 7
  • Professional registration as a healthcare professional:
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Working in health and social care.

Qualified teacher to support teaching practice

On commencing this module, you must identify the name of a qualified teacher who will be responsible for supporting your learning journey throughout the development of your learning and teaching skills. The named qualified teacher will also be responsible for conducting teaching assessments in the practice setting. The qualified teacher will show creativity and innovation within their craft and will have maintained a high standard of professional skills.

Fees and funding

Fees are to be confirmed

How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form. 

Please note: 

  1. Applications close on 21 August 2023 or earlier if we reach a maximum number of applications. If we still have spaces on the course, we may extend the application deadline date.
  2. It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.
  3. If you are registered on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course then you will need to complete an application form for each CPD module you wish to apply for.

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Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the University's prospective student privacy notice.

If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.

Cancellation policy

If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.

Module availability

Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 


Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to module content) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the module. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a module with us. Read the full disclaimer.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Kate Granger Building

Our Medicine (Graduate Entry) BMBS degree, nursing and midwifery, and health science courses are taught at the Kate Granger Building (30 Priestley Road), on the Surrey Research Park.

Additional information

Depending on the subject and content, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and online.

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH.

Post-registration Administration team

University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH