University of Hull

University of Hull

Practice Teacher

This PGCert programme is designed to prepare you for a career as a practice teacher in accordance with the standards published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It is aimed at nurses who hold Specialist Practitioner Qualifications (SPQ) and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) qualifications, who fulfil NMC requirements and have normally completed a mentor programme to extend their role to assess and sign off practice students. The Postgraduate Certificate can be the first step towards a Postgraduate Diploma or an MSc in Health Studies.

Entry requirements

Typically you are expected to have a good Honours degree in nursing, midwifery or another relevant discipline, plus appropriate experience in a professional environment. Current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration and a specialist practitioner qualification; plus prior experience as a mentor or assessor and evidence of recent academic study. Applicants should have a current entry on the same part or subpart of the NMC register as the students they will be assessing. Applicants should have developed their knowledge, skills and competence beyond registration and gained a specialist practitioner qualification relevant to their field of practice. International applicants - Competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Core modules are:;
Practice Teaching in Context (theory);
Effective Practice Teaching (theory);
Specialist Practice Teaching (practice-based);

The two theory modules are based around themed study days covering the eight domains within the NMC. The practice-based module involves being placed with an experienced practice teacher who is responsible for supervising your progress and assessing your achievement of the practice learning outcomes.;

Learning methods include workshops, discussions, group work and lead lectures - enabling you to play an active part in your learning. All learning and teaching activities are supported by eBridge, our virtual learning environment.;

Assessment methods

The programme offers a combination of University and work-based learning.


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
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

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Health and Social Care Admissions
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