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PgCert/PgDip Person-Centred Practice (Advancing Care Home Practice)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This new interdisciplinary programme will be attractive to experienced practitioners, clinical and non-clinical, working in the care home sector who are committed to advancing practice, leading the creation of person-centred cultures where people living and working in care homes can flourish. It is available full or part-time.

This interdisciplinary programme is attractive to practitioners in clinical, management, education or development roles in the care home sector. The aim is for learners to be person-centred practitioners/managers/ leaders with expertise to advance practice through the development of clinical and/or management skills. Being inspirational leaders they will promote autonomy and experiment with a range of methodologies, including quality improvement and practice development, to create person-centred cultures that improve the experiences of residents, families and teams in care homes.

Why QMU?

  • We have long-standing experience in preparing practitioners to work in communities; at master’s level; through work-based and inter-disciplinary learning, supported by robust online learning platforms.
  • We have a reputation at QMU for innovative curriculum design, being supportive and responsive to learners and extensive online resources.
  • Our conceptualization of person-centredness is consistent with the WHO Framework of ‘people-centred healthcare’.

Course overview

The uniqueness of this programme is that, learners can craft their own pathway on a programme that has an underpinning philosophy of personhood and personcentredness. This programme recognises care home practice as a specialism in its own right. It supports experienced practitioners with clinical or management perspectives or roles engage in transformative learning practices. The aim is to advance care home practice through the utilisation of research, other sources of knowledge and a range of practice development and quality improvement methodologies.

Exit awards

PgDip (120 credits at SCQF Level 11)/ PgCert (60 credits at SCQF Level 11).


Learners on this programme will have a substantive clinical or management post in a care home organization.

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University information

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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  • Campus address

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU, Scotland

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