Taught course

Health Professional Education PgCert

Institution
University of Huddersfield · School of Human and Health Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are:

Teaching route

  • Be a health or social care practitioner, registered with a professional body such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Have an Honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent.

Practice teaching route

  • Be a healthcare practitioner, registered with a professional body such as HCPC or NMC and an experienced clinician working in a role where they are able to provide practice education.
  • You must also hold an Honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent.

Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SQPHN) and Specialist Practice Qualification (SPQ) applicants must:

  • Hold the appropriate community nursing qualification and have a minimum of 2 years relevant practice experience (NMC 2008 requirement).
  • Negotiate access to a Practice Teacher with ‘sign off' status in order to provide supervision in relation to their Practice Teacher role and to supervise the final ‘sign-off' of the SCPHN/SPQ student at the end of their final placement.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals wishing to gain a recognised teaching qualification. It explores teaching and learning theory and practice within a national and international context. This will enable you to develop your knowledge, skills and abilities related to evidence-based learning and teaching and assessment, which you will be able to apply within a range of academic and health professional settings.

  • You will be taught by a team of passionate academics who have a wealth of skills, expertise and professional credibility. Keynote speakers will also contribute to the course to enhance your learning.
  • You will be a taught in a stimulating and supportive learning environment that draws on expert knowledge, research and applied practice.
  • As part of the teaching hours requirement of the practice portfolio, you will have opportunities to develop and enhance integration of scholarship, research and professional activities in relation to teaching and supporting learning.
  • As part of the practice portfolio, you will be supported to reflect on and continue to develop your current and ongoing knowledge, skills and competence as an educator.

The practice portfolio provides a medium for recording your progress and creates an effective professional and personal portfolio whilst ensuring quality provision for learners under your supervision. It is linked to professional body requirements and helps you to achieve your individual career aspirations in relation to teaching and supporting learning.

Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1484 957504