Clinical Education PGDip

Course Introduction

Clinical Education PGDip 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.


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 Diploma

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate, and with agreement from the programme team, participants can apply to continue their study into the Diploma level. Participants at this level may pursue one further core module and three option modules from a range of interdisciplinary and discipline-specific options. The core of the Diploma is the module Using Research in Clinical Education. This module offers participants an insight and understanding into the methodologies and methods used to conduct enquiry in clinical education settings, and an opportunity to develop their ability to systematically analyse the existing research in order to understand more about pedagogical issues in day-to- day clinical practice. The second module at this level, Researching Clinical Education, which is required to continue onto the Masters level but is otherwise optional at the Diploma level takes this a step further by encouraging participants to develop their own plan for designing and conducting an appropriate enquiry in their own settings. Colleagues with an existing Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education, or a similar award, from another institution, may apply for admission at this level by requesting an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).


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.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect.

Start Date

2020-SEP-28: PG Dip 2-3 years..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £3,330 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £3,330 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £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