Professional Practice (Postgraduate Certificate)

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The award
Postgraduate Certificate

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 3600 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
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International course fees
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All study options

About Professional Practice at City, University of London

Who is it for?

The course is for professional practitioners who have completed the preceptorship period (or similar) and who have a commitment to the enhancement of personal and professional development in their own area of professional and/or clinical practice.


Throughout the programme you will be encouraged, though critical reflective practice, to explore contemporary professional practice in your own field of practice and within a wider integrated and inter-professional context. The modules are designed to allow you to gain the maximum from your learning experiences, in, from and related to the workplace and your own area of professional practice.

The programme enables your general progression via the General Professional Practice route, or the opportunity to specialise in one of the following areas:



Intensive Care

Cardiac Care

The main aims of the programme are:

to enhance your personal and professional development

to encourage you to develop as a critical, reflective and flexible learner and to develop an enquiring, critical and creative approach to professional practice and life-long learning

to enhance critical, analytical, professional, research and communication skills and promote the ability to relate these skills to your own area of professional practice

to enhance your knowledge and understanding of effective team and inter-professional working relevant to work and integrated working practice

to prepare you for leadership roles in professional practice

In completing the PG-Certificate you will enhance your knowledge and understanding of effective team and inter-professional working, you will be motivated in your own personal and professional development; develop as a critical and reflective practitioner and gain critical insight into the evidence base surrounding your own area of professional practice.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPostgraduate CertificateHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 3600 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

For students’ whose first language is not English, the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry to a post graduate course of study:

A first degree from a UK university

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 (minimum of 7 in all categories).

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