Taught course


Bucks New University · Bucks New University

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Entry requirements

You must be experienced professionals (minimum of three years full time equivalent) who wishes to make the transition from professional practitioner to professional educator (or a combination of both).

You must:

  • Demonstrate the ability to study at level 7 (postgraduate level)
  • Have the support of their employer, including the provision of a supervising qualified teacher
  • Be employed in an appropriate professional or higher education role
  • Be registered in the same field of practice as the students you support.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to influence the next generation of healthcare practitioners?

Are you an experienced nurse, midwife or allied health professional with a passion for communication? If you love what you do and want to pass on your knowledge, this course is for you.

We've developed this programme for experienced clinicians from all disciplines who are already in, or want to move into, a teaching role. This programme is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and allows registered nurses and midwives to become qualified teachers with the NMC.

With this qualification you'll be able to pursue an educator role within your practice. You'll also be able to teach in higher education. You may be able to combine roles and continue as a practitioner as well as being a lecturer or trainer.

You'll develop teaching skills, including how to teach individuals with different needs and ways of learning. You'll also learn how to plan and carry out student assessments. Additionally, you'll learn about curriculum and how to plan, deliver and evaluate educational programmes

You'll complete 12 weeks (360 hours) teaching practice supervised by a qualified teacher. During this, we'll give you support and constructive feedback and you'll reflect on your own teaching skills.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Please see the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
0330 123 2023