Taught course

Evidence Based Practice

University of Central Lancashire · School of Health

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a relevant second-class honours degree. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may be asked to demonstrate their ability to study at postgraduate level, for example through portfolio or by evidence of recent professional development. Credit exemptions and transfer may be given for specific modules if the applicant passed a relevant or similar module in the past 5 years at another institution. Decisions on credit transfer and exemptions will require ratification from Academic Registry.

Months of entry


Course content

Available as a stand-alone course, the PGCert is suitable for practitioners involved in expanding or developing their roles, who need to be able to find and critically appraise research, implement new service developments and evaluate the effectiveness of their practice. The modules consider how to find, construct and implement new clinical guidelines, plan for practice development and assess readiness for research-based change, as well as consider how to efficiently find and appraise best evidence, select appropriate methods of evaluation and professional behaviour change and negotiate for funding and support. The course aims to equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to present their work in the public, professional and academic arena eg writing for publication, constructing proposals. Students who complete the postgraduate certificate can progress to the MSc in Professional Practice (Research and Development).

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Post-Registration Recruitment
+44 (0)1772 893 836