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Education for Health Professionals Postgraduate Certificate

Education for Health Professionals Postgraduate Certificate

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for health professionals who are involved in education and training. It provides opportunities to explore the theory underpinning current practice and enables you to apply this to your own education and training context. It is structured round the UK Professional Standards Framework and has been accredited by the Higher Education Academy since 2009.

In the PG Certificate, you will experience numerous approaches including presentations, plenaries and small group discussions. Your active engagement is strongly encouraged e.g. teaching someone a practical skill and presenting a poster at the Birmingham Conference. Students are usually already employed in the NHS or other Health organisations such as universities and the military. The PG Certificate is HEA accredited, so on successful completion of the course, students are able to apply for professional recognition as Fellows of the Higher Education Academy subject to fulfilling some additional HEA requirements that are explained in the programme handbook.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



In this module the purposes of assessment and methods of assessment are examined using examples from both the health and school education sectors. Relationships between different learning theories and approaches to assessment are examined. The concepts of validity, reliability and practical application are considered in relation to different purposes and methods of assessment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a first degree or equivalent professional qualification and proficient English. One satisfactory academic reference is required for all applicants except Education Fellows applying for 168A who do not need to provide a reference. Those who apply are normally employed in the health service or otherwise involved with the training of health professionals.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more