Taught course

Education for Nurses and Midwives

Ulster University · School of Nursing

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a degree in Nursing or Midwifery.

Applicants must have gained

(i) an Honours or non-Honours degree from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

(ii) an equivalent standard in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; [and]

(b) provide evidence of competence in written or spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent);

or as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b):

(c) in exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Specific Requirements for admission are detailed below

Applicants must have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCert in Education will enable you to become a teacher of Nursing and/or Midwifery in Higher Education and clinical practice. The course explores how people learn and equips you to be an effective educator to facilitate learning in the classroom and at the bedside. This course will equip you with a range of skills that are applicable to practice in a variety of contexts and will enable you to teach students from undergraduate novices to postgraduate/post registration experts.

This course represents great value for money and not only will provide you with a postgraduate certificate from Ulster University but will also allow you to record your qualification as a teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, (NMC). On top of this, you will be able to be recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 7.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Students, for the duration of the course, must be in current employment in an area approved for teaching purposes by the NMC through the agency of the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC).

Course contact details

Brian McGowan
+44 (0)28 9036 6492