The programme is specifically

Postgraduate Medical Education Certificate

The WMS Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Medical Education aim to enable students to develop an excellent understanding of education in the field of clinical practice and to apply that understanding in the workplace.

Elements of the course are accredited by the Higher Education Academy. Successful completion of the first module ‘Essentials of Clinical Education’ entitles participants to recognition as an Associate of the Higher Education Academy whilst successful completion of the Certificate in Medical Education entitles participants to recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Entry and progression

Entry to the course

All students start with the ‘Essentials of Clinical Education’ module. Depending on your plans, you will be offered the chance to register for:

  • This module alone
  • The Certificate in Medical Education

Applicants should:

  • Be educated to first-degree level or equivalent
  • Normally be healthcare professionals

Those who successfully complete the first module will be able to upgrade to the Postgraduate Certificate (if they didn’t register for the Postgraduate Certificate from the outset).

Postgraduate Diploma and Masters:

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate students will then have the opportunity to upgrade to the Masters provided their provisional results in the first three modules indicate that they are likely to have the capability to complete the Diploma/Masters successfully.

There is also the option to upgrade to Postgraduate Diploma.

If you have already successfully completed the University of Warwick ‘Introduction to Academic and Professional Practice’ module, this will be considered as equivalent to having completed the ‘Essentials of Clinical Education’ module – although you will need to complete the forms for the ‘Accreditation of Prior Learning’ process.


All students commence their course with the ‘Essentials of Clinical Education’ module.

Students undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education complete the following modules in the listed order:

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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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