Taught course

Child Health

University of Glasgow · School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

Entry requirements

You must have a degree in medicine with membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health.

You must provide evidence of MRCPCH, a first medical degree and accompanying academic transcript, and a CV (resume). Applicants must hold a Specialist Trainee post within NHS Scotland.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme in Child Health reflects the need for the NHS to deliver basic academic training in paediatrics to all trainees in Scotland, and to formally cover the level 2 Framework of Competencies for Training in Paediatrics outlined by the accrediting body, Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH).


The Certificate in Child Health is run jointly by the University of Glasgow and NHS Education for Scotland.

Scottish Deaneries have offered support to this programme, and trainees in their Level 2 Specialist Training are encouraged to complete this programme as part of their professional training.

Only available to Specialist Trainee (ST) in Scotland.

You will gain a qualification which, in conjunction with appropriate clinical training, will satisfy the General Medical Council / RCPCH and allow you to move on to your Level 3 training.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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