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Education for Health and Social Care Professionals (PGCert)

Course Description

This course is approved by the Higher Education Academy and affords Fellowship status on completion.

The PgC is based on the eight domains of practice outlined by the NMC. For each of these domains, you will explore approaches to the learning of individuals and groups. Assessment is through a portfolio of work-based evidence that includes some academic writing. This is followed by the PgD and MSc stages of the award, which you can tailor to develop your knowledge and practice for a range of contexts. You will have choice and flexibility in your module choices and the dissertation.

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/918-postgraduate-certificate-education-for-health-and-social-care-professionals

What you will study

You will study the following modules:
- Facilitating and Assessing Individual Learning
- Designing, Facilitating and Assessing Group Learning
- Research Methods
- E-moderating/E-learning
- Learning Through Simulation
- Academic Supervision
- Theory and Models of Clinical Supervision
- Educational Effectiveness and Improvement

You will also complete a dissertation, the format and topic of which will be negotiated and agreed with your tutor.

Learning and teaching methods

You will learn through a variety of study methods such as small group learning, problem based learning, project work and individual academic supervision. You may also take part in e-forums and some modules are facilitated through e-learning.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

All exit awards support personal and professional development. Having completed this award, a number of graduates have been rewarded with promotion and career development opportunities.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through assignments and teaching practice. Completion of your dissertation will be negotiated and supported through an agreed learning contract.

Visit the Education for Health and Social Care Professionals (PGCert) page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a minimum of three years in relevant practice as a registered practitioner, working in a capacity that uses professional registration. Previous degree-level study (not necessarily a BSc/BA) or evidence of degree-level study capability. Usual accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) guidelines apply.

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