Advance your career and make a meaningful contribution to the improvement of health and social care by sharing your knowledge and insight with the next generation.
Our PgC Education in Academic and Practice Settings is designed for experienced professionals who want to pursue a teaching qualification – and create real change through education.
At GCU, we have more than a decade of experience in preparing health and social care specialists for a career in teaching. Our unique programme draws on best practices and current government policies to deliver an up-to-date, evidence-based approach – and a qualification recognised by both the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
You’ll benefit from cutting-edge teaching, learning and assessment methods, all set within GCU’s friendly, open and diverse academic environment – giving you a broad and truly global perspective on the future of education.
Your PgC Education in Academic and Practice Settings prepares you for success, whether you choose to advance your current career or pursue a whole new direction. Our graduates have gone on to serve in a variety of roles, including educational and senior management positions in the healthcare sector and permanent posts as lecturers in higher education.
Theories of learning, planning and delivering teaching and learning, principles of assessment, curriculum and evaluation theory and the skills of facilitation are just some of the educational perspectives that you will study.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Typical entry requirements
Registered health or social care professionals with a UK Honours degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of three years post qualifying experience in their profession. Some knowledge, skills and experience associated with education.
English LanguageAcademic IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.
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Tuition fees 2019/20
Part-time and distance-learning fees can be paid annually or on a module by module basis.
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.