Postgraduate Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Higher Education

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ncreasingly, practitioners in health and social care wishing to oversee the learning in practice of students on professional programmes need to hold a qualification at this level. This includes fieldwork teachers in social work; and mentors, practice educators and practice teachers in health care.

Course duration

Full-time

Postgraduate Certificate: 1 year

Before you are offered a place on this course you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance (previously known as CRB), and pay the appropriate fee, so that a check can be made on your suitability for working with children and vulnerable adults.

Key facts

  • Successfully completing the modules of the …

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ncreasingly, practitioners in health and social care wishing to oversee the learning in practice of students on professional programmes need to hold a qualification at this level. This includes fieldwork teachers in social work; and mentors, practice educators and practice teachers in health care.

Course duration

Full-time

Postgraduate Certificate: 1 year

Before you are offered a place on this course you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance (previously known as CRB), and pay the appropriate fee, so that a check can be made on your suitability for working with children and vulnerable adults.

Key facts

  • Successfully completing the modules of the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development in Higher Education allows you to qualify for fellow membership of the Higher Education Academy
  • The course will enhance your research expertise, and is the ideal platform to develop your skills of evaluation and synthesis towards originality in thinking
  • For practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, successfully completing the Postgraduate Diploma allows you to record the qualification of nursing, midwifery or specialist community public health nursing teacher with the NMC
  • Successfully completing the modules Learning Teaching in HE and Assessment and Development allows a nurse, midwife or specialist community public health nurse to be recognised as holding a Practice Teacher qualification
  • This programme is open to overseas students who wish to gain a high quality teaching qualification

Career opportunities

Completion of the PGCPD provides graduates with a grounding in teaching in HE. Nurses and midwives completing the postgraduate certificate/ diploma can record a teaching qualification with the NMC and seek employment in higher education, or as an educationalist in practice

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate

  • Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Reflection and Development
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education – Reflection and Development
  • Academic Practice in Higher Education

Entry requirements

A professional qualification in health or social care and an honours degree in a relevant subject.

Assessment

Written work, including a dissertation and a portfolio.

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