Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Professional and Higher Education

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Centre for Academic Practice

Entry requirements

Normally a UK honours degree or equivalent. In addition, it is possible candidates with alternative qualifications and appropriate relevant professional experience may be considered. It is required that you have an existing teaching role in your workplace at undergraduate level or above. In addition, for qualified nurses or midwives you must have:

  • current first-level professional registration, which is effectively entered on the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC);
  • evidence of professional post-registration experience and
  • access to an appropriate practice/ clinical area that will allow candidates to meet the outcomes of the course.

Candidates who do not have standard entry requirements may be asked to submit a formative essay to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required at this level.

Months of entry

January, August

Course content

This course is for people who teach and support learning at higher education level (SCQF Level 7 or higher), whether within a university, college or other professional setting and will enable you to become effective in facilitating and enhancing learning experiences. Delivered fully online, it allows you to fit study around your other commitments.

This course is dynamic, interactive and work-related. It has been designed in response to the continuing professional development needs of professionals with an educational role, for example nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, social workers, doctors, lecturers in any discipline and professional services staff.

Qualification and course duration


12-24 months


30-84 months


24-60 months

Course contact details

Iddo Oberski
+44 (0)131 474 0000