Taught course

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Robert Gordon University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

You should be a Registered Nurse or Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Nurses and midwives who intend to take on the role of teacher must fulfil the following criteria:
  • Be registered in the same part or sub-part of the register as the students they support.
  • Have completed at least three years post-registration experience, gained additional professional knowledge and skills, and have experience in an area where students are gaining practice experience relevant to their registration.
  • Have extended their professional knowledge, relevant to their field of practice, to at least first degree level, prior to undertaking an NMC approved post-graduate teacher preparation programme.
  • Have the ability to lead programme development and co-ordinate the work of others in delivering and assessing programmes of learning in practice and academic settings supporting a wide range of students.
  • Special Requirements: Acceptance to all nursing and midwifery courses is subject to a health screening and satisfactory PVG clearance (previously an enhanced disclosure). More details about the PVG scheme please

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to equip nurses and midwives, in a teaching role, with contemporary knowledge to enhance the quality of the learning experience for nursing and midwifery students.

This will be catalytic in enriching the quality of the learning experience of pre and post registration students. Such a course will provide life-long learning opportunities for the registrant throughout the local region, allied health professionals, various other disciplines across the University and may stretch into the international market.
The course has been developed to meet the needs of teaching staff who are nurses and midwives on probation within Robert Gordon University. However, it is also for the continuing professional development needs of all nursing and midwifery staff that teaches and supports learning in a variety of contexts. The course is aimed at enabling individuals to become competent registered nurse teachers, autonomous life-long learners, reflective practitioners and Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (UKPSF 2011). The content of the course has been written to reflect the Mission Statement of the Robert Gordon University, which is “to transform people and communities”.
The aim of the PgCert Learning, Teaching and Assessment (Nursing and Midwifery) is:
  • to meet the needs of newly-appointed staff with academic or learning support roles
  • to meet the University's requirements of probation for academic staff
  • to meet NMC (2008) requirements for nurse / midwife teachers
  • to meet the requirements of the Descriptor 2 of the UK Professional Standards Framework (2011)
  • to meet the requirements of SCQF level 11 attributes
  • to provide flexible learning routes that are efficient, and which promote synergies between the student's learning activities and their work role
  • to promote enhancement of the Interprofessional Educational experience of RGU learners.

Information for international students

Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


24 months

Further details of qualification

Blended Learning - 2 Years (Pro-rata) with some face-to-face time required.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 1224 262728