Preceptorship is defined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as ‘a period to guide and support all newly qualified practioners to make the transition from student to develop their practice further’.

The Preceptorship in Practice (PiP) course explores the role of the preceptor, its critical role in staff retention and patient safety, and develops the skills required in providing excellent peer support.

It does this in a uniquely experiential way with consistent results, proven through years of delivery and ongoing assessment and improvement.

Preceptorship in Practice

How can PiP benefit you?

PiP is relevant in all professions, disciplines and grades within the Health Care Environment. Almost all health care practitioners will be required to act as a Preceptor during their career and there is often very little training or support for this role.

PiP seeks to fill this skills gap and, as the role of Preceptor is so universal, the course content is not governed by medical discipline or seniority.

Preceptorship in Practice is available nationally and is supported by NHS Yorkshire and the Humber.

Why is PiP needed?

Research clearly indicates that a period of preceptorship is invaluable in managing the transition between student and newly qualified staff. However, there is often little training given to the preceptors themselves.

Preceptorship in Practice is a nationally available course which equips the preceptors with the skills they need to to facilitate the transition from student to competent and compassionate practitioner.

The PiP Experience

Preceptorship in Practice is an immersive two-day training course. The two days are separated by a month to allow for practice, reflection and consolidation.

The training is experiential and uses techniques which encourage empathy, exploration and embedded learning. The approach is based in non-directional coaching within a robust practical application.

It’s also hugely enjoyable.