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Medical and Healthcare Education PG Cert

Medical and Healthcare Education PG Cert

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Part time | Cambridge Campus | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Studies Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary


Combine your passions for health and education with our Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredited PGCert in Medical and Healthcare Education. Prepare yourself to become an educational leader of the future in the healthcare sector. This inter-professional course is designed for registered professionals from across the healthcare sector, who are engaged in teaching or learning as part of their professional role. Reflecting the needs of our learners, our programme is delivered face to face in Cambridge and Chelmsford, as well as entirely online by distance learning. Designed to reflect the current trends and practices in health professions education, the PGCert is aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education allowing you to apply for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

This course will provide opportunities for you to engage with key principles and philosophies of teaching and learning, which you can apply in your specific professional context. You’ll be supported through this process through a range of activities and formative assessments, complemented by individual tutorials that encourage personal reflection and goal setting, developing you as an independent learner. Studying alongside GPs, junior doctors, consultants, nurses, dentists, midwives, paramedics and other allied health professionals, discussion and inter-professional learning are key to the vibrancy of this course, enriching your student experience. On completion of the PGCert you may wish to continue your studies and progress to a full Masters in Medical and Healthcare Education.

How you'll be assessed

Your assessment will be constructively aligned with your teaching practice. You’ll be both formatively and summatively assessed in each module through; lesson plans, teaching observations, reflective essays and poster presentations.


The course is designed to support those already facilitating learning as part of their employment in the healthcare professions. On this course you’ll develop an educational, training or mentoring role in your sector of healthcare. It’ll help your career path in education alongside clinical practice, enhancing your role in your team and enabling you to make a real difference.


Engage with fundamental questions concerning the aims, values and outcomes of education, within your sphere of practice. You'll be encouraged to reflect on your role within the educational process and how your personal aims and values might influence your practice. You'll explore incidences of when policy and practice are misaligned and the practical implications of this within your field, drawing on your understanding of educational theory to propose solutions. Face-to-face delivery will be across 5 workshops with further complementary resources and activities available online.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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International fees
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Entry requirements

Students need a minimum of three years' post-professional registration/experience and a minimum of a 2:2 degree honours.