Our course offers you the ideal opportunity to learn from experienced clinical educators in an inter-professional context. Our teaching combines workshops and distance learning, and our course activities are designed to facilitate critical thinking, collaboration, workplace-based reflection and learning, and professional development. Some sessions are synchronous. Attendance and participation in synchronous sessions are required to get the most out of the course.
The course attracts students from a variety of professional backgrounds, across the fields of health and social care. This rich mix of student knowledge, skills and experience is an incredible resource, challenging you to think about the diverse ways different people learn and helping you grow into an adaptable and creative teacher in the future.
Throughout the course, you’ll explore advances in both theory and practice in clinical education, and you will apply what you have learned to work-based projects. You’ll increase your knowledge and skills and broaden your perspective.
Studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education at UEA will set you apart as a leader and educator in your field. Designed for health and social care professionals, it is a wonderful way to develop your teaching, support, and supervision skills, so that you can help others to learn, whether in clinical practice or higher education.
You can complete your PG Cert qualification in one year part-time, during which you will explore clinical education theory and practice and apply your knowledge and skills to work-based projects. You will develop fresh insights and get motivated to bring about change and promote excellence in clinical education.
If you are an excellent communicator and have a desire and aptitude for teaching, our course will open new doors for you. You could become a full-time educator, a mentor, or a supervisor in a health care setting. Either way, you will graduate ready to train and inspire the healthcare workforce of the future.
You will need to have access to teaching opportunities while you are on the course, to enable you to make concrete theory-practice links, and to facilitate work-based projects.
If you do not have access to such opportunities for teaching, your course director will endeavour to identify suitable teaching opportunities for you. However, you will need to notify us about this before commencing the course.
Study and Modules
You can complete your Postgraduate Certificate by studying one year part-time.
- During your time with us, you will need to complete two compulsory modules:
- Enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in clinical education (20 credits)
- Leading teaching, learning and assessment in clinical education (40 credits)
Within your compulsory modules, you will explore advances in both theory and practice in clinical education, and you will learn to apply your knowledge to the practical design and development of teaching and inquiry methods.
The clinical education modules are designed to help you reflect on your own learning to support learning in others. They will also help you develop the skills you need to design your own teaching programmes and techniques, in a way that is relevant to your discipline and clinical area.
Each credit relates to approximately 10 hours of study.
Calendar for synchronous sessions
Please see the calendar for synchronous sessions for further information.
Timetable and requirement documents for both modules of the online PG Certificate Clinical Education (online)
Please review these documents carefully to ensure that you are familiar with the course schedule and requirements.
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.
Teaching and Learning
This programme is a collaborative initiative between the Norwich Medical School and the School of Health Sciences within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMH) at UEA. The Faculty has an excellent reputation and this course offers you the ideal opportunity to learn from experienced clinical educators in an interprofessional context.
The online delivery will include activities designed to facilitate critical thinking, collaboration, workplace-based reflection and learning, and your professional development as an educator. The material will be delivered in blocks and you will be able to work through the course material asynchronously, at your own pace. You will have synchronous activities timetabled within each block of the modules. Online attendance is required.
In addition to the online content, you will be expected to undertake directed reading as well as independent study, and will spend time preparing assignments. We will also provide suggestions for workplace-based reflection and learning.
Assessments include critical and reflective essays, and oral presentations of work-based projects.
You will experience a variety of formative and summative assessments methods within the course. They include critical and reflective essays and presentation on your work-based project (you will be required to upload a video recording to the course website).
- Degree Classification
- Bachelors degree - 2.2 or equivalent
- Degree Subject
- A Health Care profession
- English Foreign Language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all component)
PTE: 76 (minimum 76 in all components)
All scores must be less than two years old.
Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests
INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact email@example.com.
- This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in January each year.
Additional Information or Requirements
Fees and Funding
Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are:
UK and International Students: £3,175 (Individual course module fees will be £1050)
If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students).
We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month.
Further Information on tuition fees can be found here.
Scholarships and Bursaries
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.
For those applying under the Health Education England contract, contract prices will apply.
Course Related Costs
No additional costs anticipated beyond the course fees. Electronic reading lists are available for all modules which link to electronic resources available in the UEA library.
Please see Additional Course Fees for details of additional course-related costs.
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.
You can apply online.
Please note that the closing date for January 2024 entry (in the 2023 academic cycle) for complete applications (including all documentation and references) is 31 October 2023. However, the course may be full before the closing date and so candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.
After the Course
This course will provide you with a variety of career options, such as a full-time educator, or mentor or supervisor in an education or healthcare setting. Whichever route you choose, you will be playing a vital role in developing the workforce and nurturing careers.
Our programme is designed to complement the relevant professional, statutory, and regulatory body standards and frameworks, and is aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF).
A degree at UEA will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. We've been ranked 1st for Job Prospects by StudentCrowd in 2022.
Exmples of careers you could enter include: