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Leading Practice Education PGCert

University of Brighton

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Falmer Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


This qualification is for practising health professionals who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours to be an effective leader within a practice or an academic in healthcare education context.

The course will appeal to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who are looking to develop, or already have, an educational role in their current practice. Accredited by Advance HE, successful completion offers the opportunity to gain Advance HE Fellowship.

The majority of skills developed on the course will be in the HEI context to meet the Advance HE requirements. We'll aim to develop your skills in order to lead both healthcare practice and academic focused learning in the Higher Education context. You will advance your confidence as a skilled educator by engaging with research and evidence-based teaching, learning and assessment strategies in different and complex settings.

You will design educational initiatives using contemporary resources and reflect critically on your own experiential knowledge gained throughout the course.

Throughout the course you will be supported by a teaching and learning facilitator, and an experienced course team of senior health professional academics who will oversee your progress and provide feedforward opportunities to develop your pedagogic practice.

Credits from the course can be integral to other masters-level study.

Course structure

On this part-time course you will achieve 60 level-7 credits over three semesters/one year.

You will attend two induction days.

Induction to the University of Brighton: School of Health Sciences postgraduate programme
Induction day to the Transforming Practice of Health Professionals through Education postgraduate certificate.

You will then complete the following modules.

Optimising Learning – which requires attendance at six taught days.
Learning Design – which requires attendance at five taught days and engagement with online resources.
Leading Learning in Practice and Higher Education – runs throughout the course, and requires attendance at five taught days and engagement with online discussion boards and eLearning resources.

The course utilises blended learning to achieve the outcomes, so learning within the modules is supported by you engaging with module-specific materials and activities on our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment).

This course is accredited by the Advance HE, previously the Higher Education Academy


You will be prepared to be an effective teacher and leader in the education of health professionals or in another health related capacity. You will also have the opportunity to gain Advance HE Fellowship.

Graduates from this course have progressed into a range of different roles including as senior lecturers, practice educators, professional lead for specific profession and to PhD studies. See our student views tab for testim

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University information

University of Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%



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