PG Certificate Clinical Education (Part Time)
- Part Time
- Postgraduate Certificate
- Course Length
- 1 year
- Course Start Date
- September 2023
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.
The course attracts students from a variety of professional backgrounds, across the fields of health and social care, including intercalating MBBS students. 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 & assessment in clinical education (20 credits)
- Leading teaching, learning & assessment in clinical education (40 credits)
Within your compulsory modules, you’ll 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.
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 inter-professional context. Its blended approach combines workshops and distance learning, with activities designed to facilitate critical thinking, collaboration, workplace-based reflection and learning, and your professional development as an educator.
Most of the teaching is delivered face-to-face. Contact hours vary between modules, ranging from three to four full contact days.
As well as hours spent in the classroom, you will undertake pre- and post-class activities, independent study, and spend time preparing assignments.
You will experience a variety of formative and summative assessments throughout the course. They include critical and reflective essays, and oral presentations of work-based projects.
- 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.
Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September 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 and link to electronic and hard copy 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 receipt of complete applications (including all documentation and references) is 31 July 2023. However, the course may be full before the closing date and so candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.
Please click the link below to see a timetable, which may be subject to changes. The final timetable will be available in August 2023.
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 a mentor or supervisor working 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.
Examples of careers you could enter include: