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Health and Social Care Education PGCert

Health and Social Care Education PGCert

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

Contact UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment
College of Health and Wellbeing, UCLan
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 893836/3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Minimum of one year

  • Level:

    Postgraduate, Professional Development, Post-registration

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    PGCert

Why study this programme?

The aims of the Health and Social Care Education course are to prepare and develop nurses and midwives who will facilitate, supervise and assess students and critically appraise and evaluate practice teaching from operational and strategic perspectives.
The course is designed to encompass key themes including establishing effective working relationships, creating and maintaining a learning environment, facilitating learning and assessment and evaluating learning by utilising evidence-based practice and leadership strategies within the context of contemporary practice.

Teaching and learning strategies reflect a range of approaches such as, key lectures, group discussion, seminars, reflection and analysis. Action learning sets will be used to allow students to actively engage in problem solving activities.

Entry Requirements

Nurses and Midwives who intend to take on the role of teacher must fulfil the following criteria: 

  1. Be registered in the same part or subpart of the NMC register as the students they support.
  2. Have completed at least three years post-registration experience, gained additional professional knowledge and skills, and have experience in an area where students are gaining practice experience relevant to their registration.
  3. Have extended their professional knowledge, relevant to their field of practice, to at least first degree level.
  4. Be working as a lecturer in a higher education setting or demonstrate relevant and appropriate role responsibilities in practice, working with students undertaking recordable programmes of study.
  5. Have the support of their line manager in order to achieve 360 hours of logged teaching activity.

Students from other professional health and social care backgrounds must fulfil the entry criteria for teaching determined by their professional body, and must also be able to fulfil criteria three to five above. All students wishing to undertake the programme will be interviewed and will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence that they meet the entry requirements.

  • Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning
  • Accreditation of prior learning is encouraged and applicants who, for example, have completed the Teaching Toolkit within the last two years will be able to APL this element. Application for APL must be discussed with the course leader at interview.

Programme at a Glance

Semester 1 

EH3101 Teaching Toolkit (This starts at multiple points throughout the year)

Semester 2 

EH4101 Teaching, Learning and Assessment (This follows the Teaching Toolkit)

Post Semester 2
Up to 45th week 

MW4102 Preparation of Teachers: Health and Social Care Professionals

(Portfolio development continuing throughout the course)

Postgraduate Advice Event

The date of the next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be confirmed soon, in the meantime please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

The course covers the following subject areas: 

  • A critical review of (and opportunity to engage with) contemporary education practices in health and social care.
  • Current and future developments in regulation of health and social care education. 
  • Approaches to curriculum design and delivery.
  • Theories and models concerning the nature and processes of teaching, learning, assessment and student support.
  • Principles of evidence-based practice and research into learning and teaching issues, including evaluation.
  • Quality assurance and enhancement of programmes supporting learning of health and social care professionals.

The course comprises of three modules:

  • The Teaching Toolkit aims to provide course members with an overview of teaching and learning issues within the context of Higher Education and specifically at the University of Central Lancashire and to increase confidence to engage with teaching and learning activities and professional practice within a higher education learning environment.
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment links explicitly with the Teaching Toolkit and develops participants' professional practice in the spheres of teaching, learning, assessment and student support.
  • Preparation of Teachers: Health and Social Care Professions aims to provide students with an opportunity to critically reflect on the context within which they work in supporting student learning and to assess their academic professional practice against the expectations of professional standards frameworks and role expectations.

The aim of this course is to prepare and develop nurses and midwives working within higher education and clinical practice to meet the UK professional standards framework for learning and teaching in higher education (Higher Education Academy 2006) and Nursing and Midwifery Council professional standards for teachers. The NMC has revised its standards to support learning and teaching in practice (NMC 2006) and as a result, UCLan has created new courses for mentors, practice teachers and teachers. This course focuses on the teacher standard, which is mandatory for those registrants who are teachers employed in higher education and who support students on NMC approved programmes in practice settings. The teacher course may also be accessed by clinical staff who would like to develop their careers in the direction of teaching in higher education.

The course is designed to enable students to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the student learning experience within the context of contemporary academic and practice settings, encompassing key themes including establishing effective working relationships, creating and maintaining a learning environment, facilitating learning and assessment and evaluating learning by utilising evidence-based practice and leadership strategies. On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Organise and coordinate learning activities in both academic and practice settings. 
  • Supervise students in learning situations and provide them with constructive feedback on their achievements. 
  • Set and monitor achievement of realistic learning objectives in theory and practice. 
  • Assess performance and provide evidence as required of student achievement. 
  • The course has been mapped against professional standards specifically for Nursing and Midwifery and the Higher Education Academy. In addition the course has also been mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.

How to Apply

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
College of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Post-registration Recruitment Team, School of Health
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE
See further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 893836/3839

Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: TBC

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Learning Environment and Assessment

Teaching and learning strategies will reflect a range of approaches e.g. key lectures, action learning sets, work-based learning, group discussion, seminars, reflection and analysis. Module materials will also be available on the University's Virtual Learning Environment-eLearn.

Each module uses a variety of continuous assessment activities, including peer observation of teaching practice, essays and reports and evidence of completion of 360 hours of teaching practice, which must be conducted in both academic and practice settings. Through assessment and work-based learning activity, evidence is gathered to demonstrate achievement of relevant professional standards. There is no final examination.

Opportunities

The course is designed to develop the practitioner in their role as a teacher, able to support learning of health and social care practitioners on courses approved by professional bodies, in both academic and practice settings. On successful completion of the programme students will be able to have the teacher qualification recorded by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and will be able to register with the Higher Education Academy (pending accreditation).