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Preparing for the Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor roles

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) have developed a Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor learning resource to support those preparing for the role of practice supervisor and practice assessor.

Sign in and access unit 1 - 6

Unit 1 - 4 to become Practice Supervisor

  • Unit 1: roles and responsibilities
  • Unit 2: Learning theory
  • Unit 3: positive learning environment
  • Unit 4: feedback

Unit 5 and 6 to progress to Practice Assessor

  • Unit 5: assessment
  • Unit 6: supporting learners


This learning resource has been developed for those involved in the support, supervision and assessment of pre and post-registration nursing and midwifery students.

TURAS will generate a certificate once all units have been completed and a completed declaration form should be sent to [email protected] 

NES supporting videos

West of Scotland Regional Approach: preparation of Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors have produced additional resources in the form of bite size sessions to support practice supervisor and practice assessor preparation.

If you have questions or anything you are unsure of as you work through the units please contact your PEF/CHEF.

Please note that for staff who were previously mentors or sign off mentors, it is still the transition checklist that they are required to complete.

NHS Lanarkshire have developed and shared an online resource to support PS PA development and transition.

Update 4th June 2021 - 

Scottish Executive Nurse Directors have approved 16 hours of protected learning time to enable nursing and midwifery registrants from NHS GGC to undertake practice supervisor (10 hours) and practice assessor (6 hours) preparation. This applies to those who were not previously a mentor, sign-off mentor or practice teacher.

Student nurses and midwives will now undertake supervisor preparation as part of their undergraduate programmes and will be supervisor ready at the point of registration and therefore only require to complete assessor preparation (6 hours). 

Protected learning time does not need to be taken in a block and should be supported in line with service delivery needs.

Last Updated: 03 September 2021