University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Health and Social Care Education

The course provides a flexible and relevant route to a postgraduate teaching qualification for those working in the health and social care professions; the course reflects the need to prepare teachers in a multi-professional context, with increased shared learning, to enable them to teach and to facilitate teamwork in that environment; the course brings together practitioners from many different professional fields, including physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists and social workers who share a mutual interest in developing educational skills; the aims of the course are to: Facilitate students' personal and professional development in terms of their knowledge, skills and critical awareness of teaching and learning in health and social care settings as well as in higher education institutions; enhance their ability to utilise a wide variety of approaches and methods for teaching and assessing in practice; prepare students for the challenges of role transition and the development of the educational roles of the future.

Entry requirements

First degree in health-related subject/education; exceptionally, other candidates who can demonstrate evidence of being able to work at postgraduate level will be considered; at least 2 years post-qualification professional experience; some experience in teaching and assessment of health professions required (involving 15 hours of educational activity a week); all students must demonstrate support from their employers, in order to complete the teaching practice element of the course; for non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall and 6 in writing.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Falmer Campus Brighton BN1 9PH South East

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