Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This is a flexible, work based route to gaining a postgraduate qualification in a particular area of professional practice, that can be customised to meet your needs and those of your workplace. It is ideal for those who have completed previous accredited activity/qualifications/CPD as well as for those who have significant prior experience of work in the health, social care and education sectors. You will be supported to reflect and build upon your prior experience and experiential learning to develop advanced situated knowledge based around your workplace context. You will develop your advanced practitioner inquiry, leadership and project skills to develop your own practice and practice in your organisation. You will also be able to design and lead a work based project that has the potential to transform your own practice and that of others.

On completion of this programme, you will be able to effectively engage, network and communicate with relevant stakeholders and academic audiences, and take responsibility and leadership for practice/service development initiatives. You will understand how to critically evaluate practice or organisational issues and apply creative problem solving techniques, advanced inquiry and action planning. You will have the ability to systematically design, undertake and manage a work based project that has the potential to transform your own practice and that of others. Finally, you will learn to critically reflect and evaluate your own practice and systematically plan professional development. As this programme gives you the skills and experience you need to apply directly into your current service or practice, the range of projects can vary.

Start Date:

Duration: 12 week semester..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
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Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Home Fees
1 year
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Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert European Fees
1 year
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Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Entrants will be experienced practitioners with relevant experience and currently working in health, social care or education settings, usually with a first degree (post qualifying). At least 30 credits at level 7, from relevant accredited activity, gained in the last 5 years (or able to evidence currency). And/or at least 3 years experience as a practitioner relevant to the area of professional practice and negotiated specialism that could be considered and may be accredited at level 7 through RPL processes.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5.