To join the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education you will normally be a healthcare professional who occupies or, has occupied, a position where you deliver or manage learning, training and development within a healthcare environment. You will also need to hold one of the following qualifications: A first or second class honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, A professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to an appropriate honours degree. Qualifications and experience deemed to be equivalent to the above.
We also welcome applications from individuals who do not posses the above qualifications but who are more mature individuals and have significant teaching, training and development experience within healthcare organisations. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on a an evaluation of the applicant's ability to succeed on, and contribute to, the programme.
Months of entry
The Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education is a vocationally focused programme intended to prepare hospital-based doctors (at SHO, Registrar, Specialist Registrar and Consultant level), GPs, Senior Clinical Grades and related health professionals, to become medical educators in the workplace and to improve existing skills and knowledge.
The course explores the nature of teaching and learning in the clinical environment. It focuses upon the ways in which the medical teacher-practitioner may enable learning through a range of methodologies. It also explores the rationale and methods by which clinical learning is assessed across a range of metrics as well as critically evaluating the effectiveness of these instruments.
Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, you will have achieved an understanding of how people learn and a range of teaching and learning methodologies. You will have studied how training needs are identified, how learning is assessed and how training interventions may be evaluated. Additionally you will have learned how to improve performance through reflective practice. This will be achieved via a range of teaching and learning methods, delivered within a contextually relevant and academically challenging programme of study.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- 0800 953 3222