Taught course

Transforming Practice for Health Professionals through Education

University of Brighton · School of Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

Students are normally expected to demonstrate:

  • successful completion of an appropriate bachelor first degree from a higher educational institution in the UK, or equivalent award from a European or overseas higher education institution and have evidence of study at level six or above within the last five years; and
  • applicants should be a qualified health professional, be registered with the NMC/HCPC (or other regulatory body) and be in good standing; and
  • have a role with a significant educational remit or have the opportunity to facilitate the learning of individuals or groups of learners which might include students, staff, patients, carers or members of the public. Normally two years post registration

Months of entry


Course content

This qualification is for practising health professionals who wish to develop their career in both education, in a practice or academic setting, and in their own services. On the course you will become a UK professionally recognised educator whilst gaining the skills, knowledge and behaviours of an effective leader in health education.

This course appeals to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who have either a educational role in their current practice or are looking to develop into one.

The course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy, and the postgraduate certificate is also the vehicle to achieve successful entry onto the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a stage 4 Nurse Teacher. It adheres to the Health and Care Professional Council Standards for Education and Training (2009) and is mapped to the practice educator's accreditation schemes with the College of Occupational Therapists (APPLE) and the College of Podiatry (PACE).

The skills you will develop, in order to lead both practice and academic focused learning, will be research and evidence based. You will advance your confidence as a skilled educator by engaging with teaching, learning and assessment strategies in different and complex settings. You will design educational initiatives using contemporary resources and reflecting critically on your own experiential knowledge gained throughout the course.

Throughout the course you will be supported by a teaching/learning facilitator who will be appointed at the beginning of the course and an experienced course team of senior health professional academics. As a team we will oversee your progress and provide opportunities to develop your pedagogic practice

Credits from the course can be integral to other masters level study. For international students, the course can be completed alongside other full-time masters-level study.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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