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 Health and Social Care 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 Health and Social Care 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.
What you will study
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.
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.
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 the English for University Study programme.
Fees and funding
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
Tuition fees 2018/19
- Home: £5500
- RUK: £5500
- EU: £5500
- International: £12600
If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.
In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.
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.
If you have any questions or enquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student enquiries team.
International student start dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 15 September 2017. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.