Taught course

Teaching and Learning in Professional Practice

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


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 focused 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 two main routes which are selected according to your role and professional background. They include:

  • 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 1 and 2 would normally be completed together within the full programme however Route 2 can be undertaken on its own via the completion of one credit bearing module. If you wish to undertake the HEA route only then please contact our administration team to apply for a single module registration.

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, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0191 227 4453