Taught course

Leading Practice Education PGCert

University of Brighton · School of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Degree and experience

Students are normally expected to demonstrate:

  • successful completion of an appropriate bachelor first degree from a higher educational (HE) institution in the UK, or equivalent award from a European or overseas HE institution AND have evidence of study at level six or above in the last five years


  • applicants should be a qualified health professional, be registered with the NMC/HCPC (or other regulatory body)


  • be in 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.


  • all students are required to undertake a range of teaching and learning activity throughout the course that is in addition to the attendance of the modules. Some of this will be accrued in your current role or may be within the HEI context. The number of hours will vary depending on your professional background, however it's anticipated to be a minimum of 90–120 hours over the year.

  • recognition of prior learning (RPL) is only available for those who have a previous study leading to a D1 qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

This qualification is for practising health professionals who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours to be an effective educator and development leader within a practice or healthcare education context.

The course will appeal to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who are looking to develop, or already have, an educational role in their current practice. Accredited by Advance HE, successful completion offers the opportunity to gain Advance HE Fellowship.

We'll aim to develop your skills and understanding so that you are enabled to teach and support learning to enhance healthcare practice. Most of the skills developed on the course will be in the context of teaching those on Higher Education courses in order to meet advanced HE requirements.

You will improve your confidence as a skilled educator by engaging with research and evidence-based teaching, learning and assessment strategies in different and complex settings. You will also have opportunities to reflect on your capacity as a leader and agent for change.

You will design and deliver a curriculum using contemporary resources and critically reflect on your own knowledge gained throughout the course and from your practice experience.

Throughout the course you will be supported by a personal tutor and an experienced course team of senior health professional academics who will oversee your progress and provide feedforward opportunities to develop your pedagogic practice.

Credits from the course can be integral to other masters-level study.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 to 36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644