• Study mode: Part Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: One Year
  • Start Date: September 2019

Course Overview

Do you want to influence the next generation of healthcare practitioners?

Are you an experienced nurse, midwife or allied health professional with a passion for communication? If you love what you do and want to pass on your knowledge, this course is for you.

We've developed this programme for experienced clinicians from all disciplines who are already in, or want to move into, a teaching role. This programme is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and allows registered nurses and midwives to become qualified teachers with the NMC.

With this qualification you'll be able to pursue an educator role within your practice. You'll also be able to teach in higher education. You may be able to combine roles and continue as a practitioner as well as being a lecturer or trainer.

What will this course cover?

You'll develop teaching skills, including how to teach individuals with different needs and ways of learning. You'll also learn how to plan and carry out student assessments. Additionally, you'll learn about curriculum and how to plan, deliver and evaluate educational programmes

Teaching practice

You'll complete 12 weeks (360 hours) teaching practice supervised by a qualified teacher. During this, we'll give you support and constructive feedback and you'll reflect on your own teaching skills.

Course Details

Our course team at Bucks has a wide range of clinical and teaching experience. Your teaching practice will take place at your current workplace who will provide a qualified teacher supervisor. We'll provide expert oversight and facilitation from our course team.

Flexible learning

Bucks offers flexible study spread over ten months, allowing you to study and work at the same time. As well as support from your tutors, who are experts in their field, you will benefit from a range of guest lecturers who provide specialised workshops that add to your knowledge. Their expertise and real world experience will inspire you and challenge your approach to teaching.

While you take charge of your own study and learning, we provide excellent support, both face-to-face and electronically, using our virtual learning environment.

Interactive learning experience

At Bucks, our teaching is centered around you. We show you how to apply our advanced practitioner and educator skills to your own situation. We teach in small groups to make sure you get the support you need on this course.

Bucks will make sure you gain skills that will make you stand out from the crowd, fuel your love of learning and give you professional teaching skills.

What are the course entry requirements?

You must be experienced professionals (minimum of three years full time equivalent) who wishes to make the transition from professional practitioner to professional educator (or a combination of both).

You must:

  • Demonstrate the ability to study at level 7 (postgraduate level)
  • Have the support of their employer, including the provision of a supervising qualified teacher
  • Be employed in an appropriate professional or higher education role
  • Be registered in the same field of practice as the students you support.

Course Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Facilitating Learning in Professional Education
  • Teaching Practice Portfolio


How much does it cost

Part Time Home and EU, September 2019: £2,750

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks


What are my career prospects

You'll achieve the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education. If you are a registered nurse or midwife, you will be able to record the teacher qualification with the NMC. You will have gained the status of a qualified teacher and you will meet the standards for Fellowship of Advance HE/HEA.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

When you finish this course, you'll have proven skills in teaching within your professional practice. You'll also be qualified to teach in Higher Education. You will be able to advance in your career within your existing workplace or branch out into an academic institution.

You will also be able to progress onto our MA in Education, which further expands your future career options. For those who want to continue in research into Education and become published academics, this is an excellent starting point.

The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.

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