Glyndwr University

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Professional Education (with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Recordable Teacher Qualification)

This course formally links the subject areas of health, social care and education by enabling those practising in health or social care to gain a teaching qualification; this award allows lecturers both to qualify as teachers and ultimately obtain a postgraduate degree; increasingly, practitioners in health and social care wishing to oversee the learning in practice of students on professional programmes need to hold a qualification at this level; this includes fieldwork teachers in social work; and mentors, practice educators and practice teachers in health care; before students are offered a place on this course students are required to complete a Criminal Records Bureau(CRB) form and pay the appropriate fee, so that a check can be made on their suitability for working with children and vulnerable adults; successfully completing the modules of the PgCert in Professional Development in Higher Education allows students to qualify for membership of the Higher Education Academy; the course enhances students� research expertise, and is the ideal platform to develop students� skills of evaluation and synthesis towards originality in thinking; for practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), successfully completing the PgDip allows students to record the qualification of nursing, midwifery or specialist community public health nursing teacher with the NMC; successfully completing the modules Learning Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education and Reflective Practice in Higher Education allows a nurse, midwife or specialist community public health nurse to be recognised as holding a Practice Teacher qualification; this programme is open to overseas students who wish to gain a high quality teaching qualification.

Entry requirements

A professional qualification in health or social care and an Honours degree in a relevant subject.

Course modules

Modules include: Learning and teaching in higher education (reflection and development); assessment and evaluation in higher education (reflection and development); academic practice in higher education; PgDip: learning and teaching in higher education (reflection and development); assessment and evaluation in higher education (reflection and development); academic practice in higher education; research methods in health and social care; leadership and professional issues; negotiated module in education practice and development; if the student wishes to record a teaching qualification with the NMC, they need to complete: negotiated module in education practice and development (NMC portfolio); for the Master�s degree in addition to the above: dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written work, including a dissertation and a portfolio.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,395 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time £ 2,625 per Academic year (home fees) 6 months
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Wrexham Campus Wrexham LL11 2AW Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01978 293439