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Faculty of Health Sciences

PGCert Practice Teacher

Postgraduate - Taught PGCert

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September

Part time
PGCert 1 year

About the course

This PGCert programme is designed to prepare you for a career as a practice teacher in accordance with the standards published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

It is aimed at nurses who hold Specialist Practitioner Qualifications (SPQ) and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) qualifications, who fulfil NMC requirements and have normally completed a mentor programme to extend their role to assess and sign off practice students.

The Postgraduate Certificate can be the first step towards a Postgraduate Diploma or an MSc in Health Studies.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

Blended between Hull Campus and online learning

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Fees and funding

Home/EU: Please contact

International: Please contact

"The teaching staff have helped me bring together my skills and experiences and apply them to my studies and practice. Studying at Hull gave me the chance to shine.”

Timothy Buescher, PhD Health Studies

What you'll study

The programme offers a combination of University and work-based learning.

The two theory modules are based around themed study days covering the eight domains within the NMC. The practice-based module involves being placed with an experienced practice teacher who is responsible for supervising your progress and assessing your achievement of the practice learning outcomes.

Learning methods include workshops, discussions, group work and lead lectures – enabling you to play an active part in your learning. All learning and teaching activities are supported by eBridge, our virtual learning environment.

There are no optional modules for this stage of the programme. If you want to register for the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc programme, your programme leader will help you to choose the best options.

Core modules

  • Practice Teaching in Context (theory)

  • Effective Practice Teaching (theory)

  • Specialist Practice Teaching (practice-based)

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Our postgraduate taught options prepare professionals to deliver safe and compassionate care underpinned by the latest research and evidence.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from 'bite-size' taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Typically you are expected to have a good Honours degree in nursing, midwifery or another relevant discipline (or equivalent), plus appropriate experience in a professional environment

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

This programme is approved by the NMC. On successful completion, you can be annotated onto the practice teacher register for your employing organisation.

Completing this programme of study often leads to students engaging in further study at masters level, developing their skills and knowledge in research leadership and education, and consequently, career pathways in education or management.