Taught course

Education in Professional Practice

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject, or an equivalent professional qualification and relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme meets the developmental needs of Mentors, Practice Educator/Teachers and Qualified Teachers within Health and Social Work contexts.

The programme is focused on the development of the individual as a supporter and facilitator of learning and will enable greater flexibility in the participants’ learning journey. Greater cohesiveness in the provision of the programme will also create a forum within which learning and development can be shared amongst learning groups that may act as a community of practice to both explore educational principles and critically consider their efficacy in professional practice.

The programme has three main pathways:

  1. Mentor-Educator
  2. Practice Teacher-Educator (Postgraduate Certificate level)
  3. Qualified Teacher (Postgraduate Diploma and Masters levels)

These pathways are linked so that the learning journey of the individual professional is integrated with that individual’s role and stage of professional development. The programme is validated by the NMC and meets HPC standards for teachers within all allied professions.

Each phase of the programme will normally last for one year. The mentor preparation programme will be conducted within one semester.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0191 243 7900