Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education Edge Hill

What will I study?

The course comprises three modules. The first ‘Teaching and Learning in the Medical Workplace’ gives you an introduction to medical education in the clinical workplace. You will then undertake a more in-depth exploration of the subject in the ‘Supporting the Postgraduate Learner in the Medical Workplace’ module.

The final module ‘Managing and Developing Medical Education’ introduces and raises your awareness of the key concepts involved in leadership and management within the medical workplace. You will also study a range of approaches to medical education and discover the principles of educational leadership, curriculum planning and course design.

How will I study?

The course requires attendance at one full induction day and occasional half-day workshops, but it primarily comprises substantial studying online.

Who will be teaching me?

The course team consists of a mixture of academic staff and experienced medical educators from clinical practice. You can expect to have contact with both academic tutors and experienced clinicians throughout the course. The course team has over 10 years’ experience of designing and delivering postgraduate online learning for medical educators.

How will I be assessed?

There are no exams on this programme. Instead, a variety of coursework assignments will be used, including reflective case studies on actual practice, peer observation of teaching, and short seminar presentations.

Professional Accreditation

The module CPD4706 Teaching and Learning in the Medical Workplace is accredited by the North Western Deanery for Approved Clinical Supervisor status.

CPD4707 Supporting the Postgraduate Learner in the Medical Workplace is accredited by the North Western Deanery for Approved Educational Supervisor status.

A Great Study Environment

Study online via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard), where you will find an array of specially-created learning materials to support each module and also a discussion board for active debate within each Learning Set. We also have access to a vast range of electronic resources, including e-books and electronic journals, which can be accessed online without the need to travel to a library.

Fees and Finance

Academic Year 2014/15

Tuition fees for part-time study on this PGCert in academic year 2014/15 are £25 per credit (UK and EU students only). 60 credits are required to complete a Postgraduate Certificate.

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Popular Q&A

Where will a 'Postgraduate Certificate in Education' allow you to teach (UK)?

I really know nothing about this, but Birmingham Conservatoire of Music that I want to go to has a 4 year course that I want to take. But, if I take a five year course, there is an integrated PGCE. All I want to know is, where will it allow me to teach? Secondary schools? Or will it allow me to teach in a college? If not, what qualification would I need to teach in a college?
Thanks. (:

Technically a PGCE will allow you to teach any age and any subject regardless of what you train in. However I'd guess that the integrated PGCE will enable you to be a secondary school music teacher. Primary PGCE's enable you to teach all subjects at Primary level. Secondary PGCE's you have to choose a specialist subject (usually the subject of your degree). Further Ed requires a PGCftE. Give the music department a buzz and get them to clarify exactly what PGCE it is.
For further ed take a look at the GTTR ( - it's UCAS but for PGCE's. A quick look shows that Birmingham City University …

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