Taught course

Teaching and Learning in Professional Practice

Institution
Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAMME ROUTE IS FOR PRACTITIONERS WHO ARE EMPLOYED WITHIN A LOCAL HEALTHCARE TRUST. AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE IS AVAILABLE FOR SELF FUNDED APPLICANTS OR INTERNAL APPLICANTS FROM NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This exciting programme prepares registered healthcare professionals for a variety of teaching and learning roles within higher education and professional practice.

Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will undertake a range of authentic teaching and learning activities to develop education focussed knowledge, skills and competence within your role. The programme and modules have been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Higher Education Academy and has three main routes which are selected according to your role and professional background. They include:

  • Practice Teacher / Educator to support Specialist Community Public Health Nursing/Specialist Practice Nursing (NMC Stage 3) and nurse/allied health education in clinical practice.
  • Teacher to support nurse, midwifery and Specialist Practitioner/ Specialist Community Public Health Nursing provision (NMC Stage 4) and equivalent allied health education.
  • Higher Education Academy Fellowship (UKPSF Descriptor 2) to support Higher Education provision of nurse education, midwifery and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programmes. Routes 2 and 3 may be completed together.

Route 1 (module TE7031) and Route 3 (Module TE7032) consist of one module per route and do not require the full programme to be studied. If you wish to undertake either of these routes then please contact our programme administration team to apply for a single module registration by emailing the programme administration team, at hl.pqpgapplications@northumbria.ac.uk quoting the appropriate module number.

The programme employs contemporary methods of delivery to enhance the student experience; the aim being to develop critical and autonomous practitioners who are able to make well informed decisions in relation to educational practice and have effective, transferable employment related skills. Practitioners will work with their mentors within higher education and clinical practice and actively engage with a range of teaching and learning opportunities within higher education and clinical environments to achieve professional teaching standards.

This programme design is underpinned by aims outlined in the University’s Corporate Strategy (2013-18) to provide participants with a high quality programme that is informed by research rich learning, principles of assessment for learning, enhancement of employability and technology enhanced learning (Programme Framework for Northumbria Awards 2015, Assessment for Learning and Achievement Policy 2015).

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
hl.pqpgapplications@northumbria.ac.uk
Phone
0191 227 4453