Preceptorship - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Health Education England

About the Preceptorship programme

A structured period of transition guided by a preceptor – an experienced practitioner – is necessary for any newly qualified health professional starting employment. This e-learning programme is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to act as a preceptor to guide a newly qualified healthcare professional.

Transitioning from learner to registered professional is a crucial part of the developmental journey of all health and social care professionals. This journey, known as ‘preceptorship’ needs to be supported in a structured, professional and individualised way. Preceptors are a key part of a structured support programme for newly registered professionals entering employment; giving them guidance and confidence in the development of their roles. As part of the National Preceptorship Standards, all preceptors are required to have “undertaken training and education that is distinct from mentorship preparation.”

The Preceptorship e-learning programme is designed to accommodate the needs of a busy healthcare professional. It has been created to help preceptors attain the level of training required for the National Preceptorship Standards. The programme uses case studies, videos and workbooks to help preceptors in their role, and to enable them to focus on coaching skills, resilience and reflection.

The course consists of the following e-learning sessions:

  1. Introducing Preceptorship
  2. Developing the Understanding to be an Effective Preceptor
  3. Consolidating Your Preceptee’s Previous Experience
  4. The Preceptor-Preceptee Relationship and Communication
  5. Principles and Values of Healthcare
  6. Coping and Resilience
  7. Reflection and Reflective Practice

Meet the team

This package was developed with the support of the following organisations:

  • University of East Anglia
  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Suffolk Community Healthcare
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Workforce Partnership (Health Education England)

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Preceptorship programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Preceptorship programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies