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Faculty of Health Sciences

PGCert Educator in Practice

Postgraduate - Taught PGCert

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September

Part time
PGCert 1 year

About the course

This programme prepares you for a career as an educator in professional practice. It has been developed in response to demand from our local NHS trust and private healthcare providers, and uses the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for learning and assessment as its framework.

You will develop your skills and knowledge so that you can facilitate and coordinate learning activities in practice settings with other like-minded professionals from a range of healthcare backgrounds. You can also develop your career as a leader of education environments. The programme can be the first step towards a PG Dip or MSc in Education and Leadership.

Students will usually have prior experience as a mentor or assessor, as well as evidence of academic study within the past five years. However, all application will be considered on individual merit.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

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Fees and funding

Home/EU: Please contact fhs.admiss@hull.ac.uk

International: Please contact fhs.admiss@hull.ac.uk

"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 practice; establishing effective working relationships; evidence-based practice; leadership; creating an environment for learning; facilitation of learning; assessment and accountability; and evaluation of learning. The work-based module offers the opportunity to explore an educational issue within your own sphere of practice.

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.

A popular pathway is to complete additional modules in leadership and complete a PG Dip or MSc Education and Leadership.

Core modules

  • Practice Teaching in Context (theory)

  • Effective Practice Teaching (theory)

  • Making a Difference Through Work-based Learning (work-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

You will have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in nursing, midwifery or another relevant discipline, 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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Completing the PG Certificate enables students to develop knowledge and skills in research and leadership as well as education opening up career pathways in a variety of healthcare environments, training departments and education institutions.