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 who wish to be equipped with the skills to participate in learning and teaching with peers, colleagues, students, and service users.

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

Work placement / study abroad
Whilst there is no placement as such it is recognised that the majority of students undertaking this course will be embedded in practice. Thus a lot of what you study at the university will be interpreted through the lens of its applicability to your clinical practice.

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.

Applicants must hold a degree or equivalent in a healthcare related subject or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.

If English is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS (academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent.

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This course is open to international (non-EU) students (online only).

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

Application dates

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.

Post Course Info

Career options
The course is an attractive option for those wishing to develop their career. The primary function of the course is to enable you to develop a skill set in learning and teaching that will be immediately relevant to your current practice.

The course also enables you to progress to further study at postgraduate level

In addition, there are colleagues who practice in areas that have a substantial educational component and have found that having a qualification in education at a postgraduate level has been very beneficial.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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