Practice Teacher in Health and Social Care (Postgraduate Certificate)

University of Nottingham the United Kingdom

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The award
Postgraduate Certificate

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

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About Practice Teacher in Health and Social Care at University of Nottingham

This course aims to recruit health and social care practitioners working with health and social care students, who want to focus on their practice based role in teaching and assessing.

The programme is designed to enable students to:

  • appraise and develop knowledge of education and professional issues pertaining to the role of clinical educators / supervisors and practice teachers in the health services

  • explore and analyse the tensions between theory and practice and the implications of these for the facilitators of student learning in a modernised NHS

  • debate contemporary policy issues in the context of research in professional education and clinical practice

  • demonstrate achievement of relevant professional body standards for the role.


This programme is available for health and social care professionals facilitating learning and assessing students in clinical practice. Applicants will usually hold a first degree. However, it is possible to access the course without a degree if the applicant can demonstrate equivalence in their professional and educational profile.

Profession specific requirements

For Nurses and Midwives 30 days of protected study for the duration of the course will be required in order to achieve the NMC Practice Teacher standards as part of the PG Certificate.

Key facts

  • We are the largest School of Nursing in the UK

  • We have 350 academic and support staff, and over 3,500 students

  • We are rated as one of the top five places to study nursing in the Guardian's University Guide 2009

  • Top 5 in the UK for nursing research according to the research power method for ranking research

  • Nursing has been rated as excellent in the independent assessment of our teaching conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency


Course Content
The course is delivered on a modular basis, consisting of two 30 credit modules:

  • Teaching and Learning in Health and Social Care (30 credits, Level 4) - runs on:


1. 20th January 2010
2. 3rd February 2010
3. 17th February 2010
4. 3rd March 2010
5. 17th March 2010
6. 7th April 2010
7. 28th April 2010
8. 12th May 2010

All teaching sessions are planned for 1.00-4.00pm

  • Practice Teacher in Health and Social Care (30 credits, Level 4) - runs on:


1. 15th September 2010
2. 22nd September 2010
3. 29th September 2010
4. 6th October 2010
5. 13th October 2010
6. 20th October 2010
7. 3rd November 2010
8. 17th November 2010
9. 24th November 2010
10. 1st December 2010

All teaching sessions are planned for 9.30am - 4.00pm

Course Structure

The first module can be taken on a stand-alone basis by students not wishing to access the full programme.
The second module will require completion of a portfolio of evidence demonstrating achievement against the Nursing and Midwifery Council's Practice Teacher standards or other relevant professional body standards.

These modules may be of interest to Postgraduate students on related courses, for example students registered on the MSc in Midwifery, Master of Nutrition (Dietetics) or MSc in Continuing Professional Development (Physiotherapy). The module will also be of interest to those students who wish to achieve the qualification of Practice Teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, or who wish to apply to become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

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