University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Health and Social Care Education

The course covers the following subject areas: a critical review of (and opportunity to engage with) contemporary education practices in health and social care; current and future developments in regulation of health and social care education; approaches to curriculum design and delivery; theories and models concerning the nature and processes of teaching, learning, assessment and student support; principles of evidence-based practice and research into learning and teaching issues, including evaluation; quality assurance and enhancement of programmes supporting learning of health and social care professionals.

Entry requirements

Nurses and midwives who intend to take on the role of teacher must fulfil the following criteria: be registered in the same part or sub-part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register as the students they support; and have completed at least 3 years post-registration experience, gained additional professional knowledge and skills, and have experience in an area where students are gaining practice experience relevant to their registration; and have extended their professional knowledge, relevant to their field of practice, to at least 1st degree level; and be working as a lecturer in a higher education setting or demonstrate relevant and appropriate role responsibilities in practice, working with students undertaking recordable/registerable programmes of study; and have the support of their line manager in order to achieve 360 hours of logged teaching activity. Students from other professional health and social care backgrounds must fulfil the entry criteria for teaching determined by their professional body, and must also be able to fulfil criteria 3-5 above. All students wishing to undertake the programme will be interviewed and will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence that they meet the entry requirements.

Course modules

Core modules: Teaching toolkit; teaching, learning and assessment; preparation of teachers: Health and social care professionals.

Assessment methods

Each module uses a variety of continuous assessment activities, including peer observation of teaching practice, essays and reports and evidence of completion of 360 hours of teaching practice, which must be conducted in both academic and practice settings; there is no final examination.


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
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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