Taught course

Leading Education in Practice: NMC Practice Teacher Award

University of Salford · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

An equivalent Bachelor’s degree normally with a 2:2 honours or professional qualification (if applicable) from the UK or elsewhere.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This course will prepare you as an effective leader of health and social care education whilst at the same time provide you with an opportunity to become an NMC Stage 3 Practice Teacher.

This postgraduate certificate is the vehicle to achieve successful entry onto the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Practice Teacher register.

This course is different to others as it combines developing yourself in the role as NMC Stage 3 Practice Teacher whilst at the same time developing your skills, knowledge, qualities and behaviours of an effective leader of health and social care education. Within the context of your organisation, you will develop the skills to lead practice based learning that is based on sound education and leadership practices that are research and evidence based. You will develop the skills to take into consideration the complexity of the different levels of practice and student experience. You will critically apply the NMC Practice Teacher Standard, thus facilitate learning within a professional and inter-professional learning and working environment and in collaboration with the range of teaching personnel. You will be provided with opportunities to design and undertake assessment of educational knowledge, attitudes and skills in the practice context and identify a clear theory and/or research and evidence base in the design of learning, teaching and assessment.

There are opportunities for you to work flexibly full or part-time with options to use credits from this course towards the MSc Leading Education for Health and Social Care Reform.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Qualification and course duration


full time
8 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

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