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PGCert Health Sciences Education

This course is ideal for practice educators or academic teaching staff in HEIs as it offers flexibility to tailor the course to your own needs through selection of optional units.

Course overview

The PGCert Health Sciences Education is designed for appropriately qualified and experienced practitioners/educators who support the process of learning, teaching and assessment in the practice and academic setting related to health sciences and healthcare. The course has been designed to be flexible to meet the needs of the workforce by offering one core unit and then a selection of optional units, which allow the course to be shaped by your own development requirement.

Through the course you will build confidence and gain competence as an effective educator by engaging with research and evidence-based teaching, learning and assessment strategies across a range of different, complex settings. You will learn from highly skilled educators from both academic and practice settings through various activities and through sharing experiences with your peers.

How to apply?

Applications are now open. To register your interest now or ask any questions about the course, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.


Key Information

Course title:
PGCert Health Sciences Education
1 year
Study mode:
Typical offer:
2:2 degree or equivalent
AECC University College

Course details

There is one core unit (Principles of Learning, Teaching and Assessment) and two optional units which make up the 60 credits required for this course. You will need to select these two optional units at application stage from a portfolio of five units. Details of the units are provided below:

Unit breakdown

Entry Requirements

What qualifications do I need?

You will need a first degree in a relevant subject or equivalent, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in your clinical field. You must be employed in the role that involves the design and delivery of education and training.

Evidence of prior learning

If you have prior academically accredited units that are relevant to the course learning outcomes, you can apply for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The RPL process allows for completion of credits in a staged process by acknowledging previously completed units. Units being considered for RPL will be reviewed to ensure they meet the learning needs of the course and specific unit.

Is there anything else that’s required?

If you're not sure about anything listed here, please contact our Admissions team or call us on 01202 436200 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

See our admissions policies and procedures for more information.

Course Fees

Our current course costs for the PGCert Health Sciences Education part-time course are per unit and are shown below.

UK/ROI/ Channel Islands

The fees per unit are either:

  • £830 per 20 credit unit or £2490 for the 60 credit award

Please note that these fees are for the 2023-24 academic year only and may be subject to increase in subsequent years of study. Any increase will be in line with our Tuition Fees Policy but will not be more than 5%.

Funding Support

If you currently work with the NHS, you may be eligible for funding from your employing organisation.

Additional Course Costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of the course, however you may be expected to have an electronic device to access course materials. Additionally, you may be expected to purchase copies of any required textbooks, and may wish to purchase your own copies of recommended textbooks.

Please register your interest in PGCert Health Sciences Education via the form below. You can also ask our department any questions about the course. Please note, an asterisk (*) denotes a field must be completed. Thank you.

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