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Clinical Education PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Flexible Learning Design Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Clinical Education PGCert has been been created to equip you to become an exceptional education practitioners. The course provides a responsive, work-related and academically robust route for all healthcare practitioners who engage with teaching and learning. Whether you're from clinical settings or Higher Education institutions, this course will develop your understanding of the education and assessment of the next generation of clinical practitioners.

Develop and connect

The course enables you to learn with (and from) a range of healthcare and healthcare-related professions which each cohort attracting up to 11 different professions. As the course is centred on healthcare research and learning, we encourage you to make critical and creative connections between policy, educational theory and your own practice. This part-time course will particularly suit professionals who want to gain a postgraduate qualification while working.

The course provides research-led teaching and coaching from a highly experienced, interdisciplinary team of expert tutors. These are drawn from the Faculty of Medicine and Health and practitioners from NHS is is a part-time course which has an intake every year. The two modules contributing to the Postgraduate Certificate can be completed in a minimum of one year and a maximum of three e Postgraduate Certificate course consists of two 30 credit modules at M level. You may finish your studies with the PGCert or continue for a further twenty-four months to complete the Masters (MEd) in Clinical Education.


The course received Higher Education Academy accreditation at Level 2 of the UK Professional Standards Framework for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 2010.Recognition as a Fellow is available to all students who successfully complete the course, although a one-off fee is payable by students who do not hold a teaching contract with a subscribing higher education institution. The course was successfully revalidated in e Clinical Education PGCert has been accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) since its inception in 2004. This enables registered nurses and midwives who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate to gain a recordable teaching qualification.

Career opportunities

Past graduates of this course have gone on to gain promotion within the area of education and training in their professional fields.Others have progressed to further study, for the Clinical Education MEd or doctoral study.

Careers support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A bachelor (hons) degree in a health-related subject.a minimum of three years’ experience (or part-time equivalent) in practice and entry on the appropriate professional volvement in education and training in current role.non-standard entry application routes are considered on a case-by-case basis.