Education for Professional Practice - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

PGCert Education for Professional Practice

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Part-time PSA55014 60 credits and 30 ECTS credits

JACs code


QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points


Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

ROYAL C Ms (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

Enable appropriately qualified health and social care professionals and teachers who are developing their role to support learning in a variety of settings, to acquire a professionally accredited teaching qualification, through achieving formal recognition for their existing expertise and through the development of new knowledge, skills and understanding.

Provide participants with a stimulating and conducive learning context in which to develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary policy, practice and theoretical perspectives for education.

Facilitate in a variety of domains the development of teaching practice that is learner-centred, enquiry-based, innovative and generates lines of enquiry for educational research and development.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Explore the conceptual models, theories and frameworks that support the provision of educational practice K
Demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding through the scholarship of teaching K
Consider strategies that will enhance the quality of learning and teaching K
Analyse and evaluate the journey of learning for both teacher and student C
Integrate disciplinary research into their role as a teacher / facilitator of learning C
Be self-directed and autonomous through research and enquiry to generate a deeper understanding of the approaches to learning and teaching C
Critically explore the effectiveness of learning and teaching strategies through the synthesis of innovative approaches C
Design creative and innovative learning, teaching and assessment strategies to support the development of professional knowledge and practice P
Plan, facilitate and evaluate learning through conceptual, critical thinking and research P
Utilise a range of resources to effectively manage the pathway of development P
Make effective judgements regarding their students' achievements through rigorous assessment processes P
Guide and support students and others who contribute to the learning process P
Engage creatively in participative learning techniques, i.e. Problem-based / enquiry-based / action learning, enabling sound judgements to be made in complex and unpredictable situations T
Adopt a critical reflexive stance towards their own practice and its development T
Work collaboratively with colleagues, through team work and leadership, to ensure that resources are managed responsibly T
Become autonomous, utilising professionalism to all aspects of their role T
Effectively communicate, working in partnership with colleagues from a range of disciplines to explore learning T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This programme is studied part-time over three to five years, consisting of 60 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7


Quality assurance

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.