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Practice Teacher PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to prepare you for a career as a practice teacher in accordance with the standards published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It is aimed at nurses who hold Specialist Practitioner Qualifications (SPQ) and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) qualifications, who fulfil NMC requirements and have normally completed a mentor programme to extend their role to assess and sign off practice students. The Postgraduate Certificate can be the first step towards a Postgraduate Diploma or an MSc in Health Studies. Future prospects: This programme is approved by the NMC. On successful completion, you can be annotated onto the practice teacher register for your employing organization; Completing this programme of study often leads to students engaging in further study at masters level, developing their skills and knowledge in research leadership and education, and consequently, career pathways in education or management.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



?Utilising contemporary leadership and management theory, you will be able to contextualise the role of the practice educator, in healthcare, as a manager of education in a learning organisation?.
Specialist Practice Teaching (practice-based) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good Honours degree in nursing, midwifery or another relevant discipline (or international equivalent), plus appropriate experience in a professional environment.