PG Cert Professional Education







2-3 Years (Max 5 years)




£1,000 per 20 credits

Course leader

Judy Moore


This pathway is suitable for practitioners who have an educational role within the organisation.

The first module focuses primarily on the relationship between the teacher and learner either in the classroom or in the practice setting. This module, can be undertaken as a CPD module for people wishing to developing their skills in supporting an individual learner. 

The second module focuses more on the development of teaching programmes and curriculum design and is suitable for individuals with a practice development function or those who wish to be prepared to assess students undertaking advanced practice and specialist courses.

Finally students undertaking the applied leadership role will be given the opportunity to explore strategic leadership within the context of education.

This Programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and the student will receive a Middlesex University award on successful completion.

Course content

What will you study on the PG Cert Professional Education
Masters Brochure

Teaching, Learning and Assessment 1 (20 credits)
This module has been designed for students wishing to support learners and to develop their knowledge and skills in teaching and assessment to an advanced level. This module can be taken as a stand-alone module or as the first part of a pathway to a recognised teaching qualification.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment 2 (20 credits)
This module aims to provide the student with the opportunity to develop their expertise in curriculum development and recognise the importance of quality assurance in post-compulsory education. Students wishing to completed this module should have completed Teaching, Learning and Assessment 1 or an equivalent beforehand and forms part of a pathway leading to a recognised teaching qualification. 

Applied Leadership (20 credits)
This module has been designed to enable individuals to further develop and apply their leadership skills within the context of health and social care delivery. The module content will build on the principles of leadership and management by enabling the student to consider how their sphere of nfluence contributes to the wider organisational agenda and the delivery of high quality services. Students will be expected to critically reflect on their ability to lead others, think strategically and to promote excellence in service delivery. 


How is the PG Cert Professional Education taught?

Teaching is classroom based and via an electronic learning environment, with extensive independent study required

Additional features to this course:
Group work will be used throughout the programme to enable students to share their experiences and perceptions, to share good practice and discuss challenges faced within set time frames
Skills and Practical Workshops will focus on developing clinical skills and abilities utilising underpinning theory. You will have the opportunity to practice and rehearse within secure and safe environments such as skills laboratories

Individual and Group tutorials may be used to provide individual or a small group tutorial to support you

Lectures will introduce key information, concepts and theories. When used they will be followed up with seminars and group work to ensure clarity and understanding of the concepts introduced, and to maximise the integration of theory and practice


All modules are assessed through coursework, which can be a combination of individual and/or group work, presentations and a portfolio of evidence of practical application to working with a learner in practice. 

Entry requirements

Most students wishing to apply will be expected to have completed a programme of study leading to a recognised qualification and registration with a professional body, normally within the field of Health & Social Care. Students may be able to claim Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in relation to previous study with the aim of reducing duplication of study. 

As this is a practice-focussed programme, students are normally expected to be working within the field of Health and Social Care or an associated role whilst undertaking this programme. They must have support from their line manager, as the assessment processes require students to integrate their learning and assessment tasks with the development of practice.
Consideration may be given to applicants seeking additional knowledge and skills that relate to the health and social care needs of the community they serve (for example police). These individuals will be able to seek alternative entry through the Institute’s RPL processes.

Fees and funding

The fees below refer to the 2019/20 academic year 

£1,000 for a 20 credit unit

Funding may be available for States of Guernsey employees.  Please discuss with your manager. 


How can the PG Cert PE support your career?

It is anticipated that completion of this course will enable graduates to meet the criteria to perform learning and development roles within their field of practice. This may be a educators in practice or within a more formal academic setting.

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The Institute
Princess Elizabeth Hospital
Rue Mignot
St Martins

Phone: 0044 1481 707328

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