Education for Healthcare Professionals

Ulster University - Belfast

Education for Healthcare Professionals

This course will be attractive to you as a healthcare professional who can see the role that learning and teaching plays in everyday practice and wish to equip yourself with the skills to participate in learning and teaching with peers, colleagues, students, and service users.

The course is primarily facilitated through practice learning supported by university sessions.

You will be introduced to the principles that underpin learning and teaching and the rationale behind decisions made about specific teaching practices or delivery. Building on this knowledge, you will then explore a variety of techniques used in practice such as small group teaching, facilitation, patient education and skills teaching.

Having completed the PGCert students will have the opportunity to exit or proceed to a higher linked course to continue their studies.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).


Part-time/Online. This course is taught online so you can study where you want, when you want.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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