Postgraduate Certificate in Education for Health Care Professionals

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education for Health Care Professionals is specifically designed to prepare registered health care professionals to develop and adopt an educational role across a range of settings, both academic and practice based.

Participants will have a genuine interest in supporting learning and the development of effective learning environments.

You will develop your learning and teaching skills in a variety of state-of-the-art facilities, including the University's Clinical Simulation Centre and Hydra Simulation Centre.

What's more, you will be supported to develop specific innovations in relation to facilitating learning and be encouraged to disseminate these within your peer-group and own settings.

For healthcare professionals registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the course reflects the significant changes made in 2018 by the NMC. Successful completion will enable these students to fulfil the new roles of practice / academic assessor. 

This course is subject to validation.

Study Mode
2019
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 1 Year April Glyntaff A
Study Mode
2020
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 1 Year April Glyntaff A

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education for Health Care Professionals will critically appraise and examine some key themes, including:

  • The theories, principles and evidence base which inform effective facilitation of learning, teaching and assessment in the context of your practice.
  • Promoting inclusivity and meeting the equality and diversity needs of diverse learner populations.
  • The development and enhancement of effective learning environments.
  • Professional accountability in supporting the learning and assessment of students.
  • Establishing effective relationships to support the development of students learning and competence in the educational and practice setting.

Teaching

The 60-credit course consists of a 40-credit and a 20-credit module at level 7. Both modules offer theoretical and work-based learning.

The first module runs from April through to September and the second from September to February. Study days are held on a Friday at the University's Glyntaff Campus. 

Theoretical learning will be managed through facilitated learning processes that include tutorial, workshops, role-play, participant-led learning activities and use of simulated learning environments.

There will also be best practice exemplar lectures where expert educationalists will demonstrate the innovative learning and teaching methods they employ.

Work-based–practice learning will focus on supporting learning and student assessment within the context of the participant's practice. 

Student support

Students will be allocated a Personal Tutor to offer support and guidance with all aspects of the course. Personal tutors will also offer academic supervision to help the participant prepare for summative assessments and undertake observations of the participant's facilitation of learning and assessment.

The teaching team will actively encourage peer support and learning and facilitate the group to form a community of practice to share experiences and resources and hopefully begin some lasting network contacts.

Office hours and meetings with participants will be flexible with due consideration of participants working patterns.

Assessment

Participants will have two summative observed facilitations of learning / assessment opportunities with students. The participants will critically reflect and develop from the feedback on these sessions.

Core to being an effective facilitator of learning is to be able to develop and enhance the learning experience, therefore an element of assessment will focus on developing and leading an initiative within the participant's context of practice to enhance the students and others learning experience.

Facilities

Students will develop their learning and teaching skills in a variety of state-of-the-art facilities, including the Clinical Simulation Centre and Hydra Simulation Centre

Lecturers

The core course team are:

There will also be best practice lectures where expert educationalists will demonstrate the innovative learning and teaching methods they employ.

Applicants must hold a 2:2 or above in a degree and have evidence of recent engagement with CPD activities. They must also be in a role whereby they are able to facilitate learning and assessment of learning.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees


  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

August 2019 - July 2020 Fees


  • Part-time UK and EU:  £710

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

* Obligatory

Item Cost
DBS (Compulsory) * £57.20
This fee includes £44 for the enhanced DBS certificate, the Post Office administration fee and the online administration fee.

Please apply directly to the University for this course.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education for Health Care Professionals will support the development of health care professionals who wish to consider a teaching and learning role in a Higher Education setting.