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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary


This course is intended for appropriately qualified practitioners who support the process of learning and assessment in the practice and academic setting. This course is part-time and designed to offer a flexible pathway. It is possible to study individual modules or the whole course, however this decision must be made before application.

The course incorporates the elements required by:

  • Nurses and Midwives who wish to become Community Practice Teachers or Nurse/ Midwife Teachers (recorded with the NMC).
  • Social Workers who wish to gain the Stage 1 and stage 2 Practice Educator awards in Practice Education.
  • The course also meets the needs of those Allied Health Professionals and General Practitioners who wish to be recognised by their professional bodies.


The programme incorporates the elements required by nurses and midwives who wish to become community or specialist practice teachers or nurse/midwife teachers (recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council). The programme also meets the needs of those allied health professionals who wish to be recognised by their professional bodies.


The role of the Practice Educator (40 Credits)
Curriculum perspectives (20 Credits)
Practice development educator (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry to the course(s) applicants will be required to have the following qualifications: Degree in a relevant health or social care discipline at a minimum lower second class award or evidence of equivalent health and/or social care experience which equates to level 6 abilities, e.g. working as a senior practitioner in a clinical leadership or management role which requires evidence of critical analysis and evaluation. Students would expect to have studied at Level 6 and hold a minimum of 60 credits including a research methods module. Be working in an area with access to learners. Where relevant, hold at least one entry on the appropriate professional register. Have spent a minimum of three years in a relevant health or social care setting. APL/APEL arrangements will be available to allow entrants to access the programme at different levels depending on previous learning and experience. This will include an interim arrangement for applicants who have completed the Practice Educator 1 from the previous course. Applicants for the PGCert Nurse / Teacher award must also fulfil the following entry criteria: Nurses and midwives who intend to take on the role of teacher must fulfil a number of criteria, outlined on page 33 of the 'Standards to support learning and assessment in practice' (NMC 2008) – in particular the following: Be registered in the same part or sub-part of the register as the students they support; Have completed at least 3 years post-registration experience, gained additional professional knowledge and skills, and have experience in an area where students are gaining practice experience relevant to their registration.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London’s highest regarded and longest established universities, with a history going back over 140 years. It is located in the central London Borough of Southwark and is firmly rooted in the heritage and future of the city. The university works hard to foster firm ties with business organisations in both public and private sectors, building professional networks of academics and employees and...more

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