Taught course

Education in Primary Care

University of Leeds · Academic Unit of Primary Care

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or a medical degree. Applicants must be working in primary care in the UK. Applications from other primary care professionals with equivalent work experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The Education in Primary Care PGCert is for health professionals working and teaching in primary care in the UK. It will suit any primary care educator, including nurse practitioners, GPs, community pharmacists and practice nurses, intending GP trainers and training programme directors.

The programme offers a deep understanding of education in primary care and equips you to succeed in learning and teaching at a wide range of levels and primary care disciplines, as demonstrated by our alumni.

All facilitators on the programme are GP trainers, undergraduate tutors or training programme directors. You’ll benefit from links with current practitioners and expert researchers working at the Academic Unit of Primary Care at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. You’ll also have the opportunity for one-to-one support from a mentor throughout the programme.

You can study this programme over one or two years, so you can fit your study time around the clinical environment and other commitments.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will require an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Funding for is available from Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber for those on the Intending GP Training Pathway.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 or 24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0) 113 343 0806