Thu, 28 Jan 2010
Post Graduate Certificate in Education achieves professional accreditation from the Higher Education Academy
The Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education, which is part of Faculty of Health’s Masters in Clinical Education Course, has achieved professional accreditation from the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
The accreditation, which is through stringent peer review, is formal recognition of excellent higher education practice on the course. The HEA supports the higher education sector in providing national leadership in developing and disseminating evidence-informed practice to enhance student learning experience.
Dr Lucy O’Driscoll, Course Director for the Masters in Clinical Education and Associate Dean of Admissions for the Faculty of Health, said, “The HEA is the arbiter of what good higher education practice should be, and I’m delighted that all our hard work has recognised through this accreditation. It is particularly significant for this course as those on it will be the educators of the future and they will have the benefit of being on a course independently recognised for its high standards. All this year’s part-time and full-time students, and all future students, will be become Fellows of the HEA upon successful completion of the Certificate in Education modules.”