Taught course

Interprofessional Practice Education

University of Derby · College of Health and Social Care

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Entry requirements

You need to have an existing professional qualification in an aspect of healthcare such as nursing, radiography or occupational therapy. We will also consider your application if you have experience of working in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are a professional in health and social care, with a teaching aspect to your role and you’re keen to develop your skills and knowledge in education within your practice setting, then this course will help you to be at the forefront of professional practice education. Your current workplace will be the focus of your learning, so before you can study this course, you'll need to be able to facilitate learning in your practice environment and have the full support from your employer.

Although this course is open to all healthcare professionals, it meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards to support learning and assessment in practice for both Practice Teacher and NMC Teacher status qualifications. If you are already registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and complete the whole course, you will meet the requirements for NMC teacher status. If you study just the practice teacher module while supporting a district nurse, health visitor, or school nurse student, you will be able to apply for practice teacher status (Nursing and Midwifery Council standards to support Learning and Assessment in Practice 2008).

The course is also approved by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) as meeting the UK professional standards framework for teaching and supporting learning, so you can be sure that what you learn is up-to-date and relevant.

You will be eligible to apply for associate or fellowship of HEA when you graduate from the course. You will benefit from learning alongside a range of health professionals to help you to develop the professional, academic, and personal skills needed in educational practice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1332 591167