How to become a mentor

In order to be a mentor and assist others (pre-registration and post-registration students as well as clients, relatives, qualified staff, ancillary staff) to learn, it is important to understand the different ways that people learn, ways of supporting learning and teaching and also to consider how to be fair in judging whether learning has been effective.

If you wish to become a mentor you need to complete the Multi-professional Support for Learning and Assessment in Practice (MSLAP) (PDF, 134KB). This course unit may be undertaken at:

Application to the Multi-professional Support for Learning and Assessment in Practice (MSLAP) course

  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) funded applications

If you wish to apply for any of the above MSLAP courses under the funding of the SLA, your application must be submitted via the NHS North West CPD-Apply application site.

  • Self funded or organisation funded applications (non SLA)

If you are self/organisation funded and applying for MSLAP Levels 5, 6 or non credit bearing, you will be required to complete the CPD application form (PDF, 160 KB) and return to the address at the top of the form.

Level 7 self/organisation funded applicants are required to complete both the Employer support form (Word, 133 KB) and the online application

As intakes occur throughout the year, applications will be processed for the next available intake. Standard closing dates will not apply, but applications should be received at least eight weeks before the preferred intake date.

Completion of the Multi-professional Support for Learning and Assessment in Practice (MSLAP) course

For information in relation to how completion of the MSLAP course is communicated to your Trust / Organisation please refer to the MSLAP Reporting to Trusts guide (PDF, 286KB)