Clinical Education PGCert

Course Introduction

Clinical Education PGCert provides a flexible framework in which to pursue and gain recognition for continuing professional development in aspects of learning and teaching. Provision is carefully tailored to the needs of health professionals, taking account of areas of health expertise, and is delivered in association with colleagues in health schools across King's College London.

Description

This course provides participants, who have clinical professional experience, with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate education relevant to their professional interests and requirements. The course aims to provide a distinctive element by combining work-based opportunities with theoretical underpinning, thus enabling participants to develop their own practice as clinical educators.

Participants need to have regular teaching responsibilities as part of their role, because of course activities and also because of the course?s focus on the connection between theory and practice in clinical education.

Postgraduate Certificate

The heart of the Masters in Clinical Education programme is the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education. As a recognised teaching qualification in higher education, the course is dual accredited: successful completion of the programme awards participants Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators (via the expedited accredited application route). Course participants from a nursing and midwifery background will have the option of specific support in developing their teaching, as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. As a 60-credit Level 7 award, the Certificate is comprised of one 45- credit core module that encourages grounding in pedagogic thinking and practice, and a one 15- credit option module of the participant?s choice.

Asessment

Assessment is by coursework; no examinations are conducted on this programme. Written assignments include academic essays; compilation of and reflection on evidence of teaching; successful completion of teaching observations.

Start Date

2020-SEP-28. 2020-SEP-28.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,330 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,330 European Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £8,850 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a relevant first degree and a minimum of three years' professional experience in a clinical environment.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have a relevant first degree and a minimum of three years' professional experience in a clinical environment. Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill; The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92