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Clinical Education PGCert

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary


The PG Certificate, alongside the PG Diploma Clinical Education, are both incorporated into the MEd Clinical Education qualification which can be taken as stand-alone awards. The programme prepares healthcare professionals to develop and lead educational practice in clinical teaching, learning and assessment. Both the PGCert and the MEd in Clinical Education are now open for applications for our September 2021 start.

Individual practice as a clinical educator is explored within the wider context of your role as change agent and advocate for curriculum and policy development across and within the multi-professional clinical field. The programme will offer learners a part-time, blended learning programme which has been designed with the needs of health care practitioners in mind. You’ll be based in an award-winning institute, Leeds Institute of Medical Education holds six ASPIRE awards in recognition of its international excellence in medical education.

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.


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.

Learning and teaching

Demonstrating our philosophy of inter-professional education, you will be taught by expert academics and clinicians from the Faculty of Medicine and Health and practitioners from NHS Trusts. Learning and teaching emphasises participative, learner-centred and active learning approaches and introduces you to a range of learning and teaching modes and strategies, in order that you can experience a variety of approaches to learning, some of which you may be using in your professional life and some with which you may be unfamiliar. These include: lectures, seminars, tutorials, enquiry-based learning, peer learning and assessment, collaborative learning, peer and tutor assessed micro-teaching and observed teaching in practice. Throughout, the learning draws on, and makes connections with, the real-world experiences of the learners.


Learning and Teaching in the Clinical Context is assessed by an essay (3000 words) and a reflective case study (3000 words). Assessment & Evaluation is assessed by an essay (3000 words and the planning and evaluation of a teaching session (3000 words). You will be required to complete each module and associated coursework successfully before proceeding to the next module.

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.

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University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 81 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    137 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%



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