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Clinical Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education

The heart of the Masters in Clinical Education programme is the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education. As a recognized teaching qualificationin higher education, the programme is the only one of its kind that has been accredited by three different bodies. Successful completion of the programme awards participants Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators via the expedited accredited application route, and, for participants from a nursing and midwifery background, registered Teacher status from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

As a 60-credit Level 7 award, the Certificate is comprised of one 15-credit core module and two 15-credit compulsary modules that encourage grounding inpedagogic thinking and practice, and a one 15-credit option module of the participant’s choice. Participants pursuing NMC Teacher registration must take the NMC Teacher Compendium as their option.

Most modules are taught as postgraduate seminars, using existing theoretical and research literature as a basis to explore clinical education as a field of practice. In order for useful and meaningful discussions to take place during sessions, participants are asked to prepare for each session by thoroughly reading and making notes on the assigned readings and completing other activities using the online learning environment (KEATS). Sessions do not, in the main, consist of lectures; rather participants will have the opportunity to build their understanding through work with the Module Leader, guest speakers, and colleagues. Attendance at all taught module sessions is required.

 Credits 60 Credits, Level 7
 Duration 1-2 Years Part-Time
 Requirements Participants must be working in health care professions with an educational or teaching componant to their role.

A minium three years professional experience or completion of The Foundation Training Programme.


Core Module (15-Credits)

  • Fundamentals of Pedagogy (Year 1)

Compulsary Modules (15-Credits each)

  • Observing Teaching
  • Effective Learning & Teaching

1x Optional Module (15-Credits)


For further information about the programme please contact the Programme Director Dr Gabe Reedy at or the Programme Administrator Matthias Gilles at

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