University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course will offer work'based tutors, trainers and supervisors the opportunity to complete a formal academic qualification based upon their role. Currently the course is only available for UK'based applicants. The course will provide background information on the historical and current theories of learning, learning styles, types of learner, teaching, training, preparation, motivation, delivery and assessment, feedback and reflective practice and the opportunity for candidates to apply these theories to their areas of practice. Study is by blended learning, a combination of University attendance and online teaching. The course will start with a day'long orientation at the Cavendish Campus. The modules will be delivered predominantly by use of our virtual learning environment, allowing for flexible study. This will be supplemented by 2 University half'day workshops per year in addition to workplace visits for the 2nd module. On successful completion of each year of the course you will earn CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits from the University as approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). The course is also accredited by the Higher Education Authority.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants must normally possess at least 1 of the following: BSc Honours degree in a suitable subject; a professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience; the Postgraduate Certificate in biomedical sciences with a suitable specialism or a Graduate Diploma in biomedical science; an equivalent qualification which is deemed suitable by the course team. In addition to the above applicants must be employed in a post where they have some local teaching, training or staff development responsibilities.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Part Time
PgCert £2,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
PgCert £1,225  Academic year. First year home fees