Course details

Study options

Part-time: 1 or 2 years

UK fee

£1,000 per 20 credits (2022/23)

Course level



PG Cert

Start date



Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

Studying a Postgraduate Certificate in Interprofessional Practice Education will:‌

If you are a professional in health and social care, with a teaching aspect to your role and you’re keen to develop your skills and knowledge in education within your practice setting, then this course will help you to be at the forefront of professional practice education. Your current workplace will be the focus of your learning, so before you can study this course, you'll need to be able to facilitate learning in your practice environment and have the full support from your employer. You will also need the support of a Practice Education Facilitator within your working environment, who will sign off the evidence and hours provided toward meeting the programme requirements.

The course is approved by AdvanceHE, formerly the Higher Education Academy (HEA) as meeting the UK professional standards framework for teaching and supporting learning, so you can be sure that what you learn is up-to-date and relevant.

You will be eligible to apply for associate or fellowship of AdvanceHE when you graduate from the course. You will benefit from learning alongside a range of health professionals to help you to develop the professional, academic, and personal skills needed in educational practice.

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What you will study

You will study this module:

Teaching in Practice 

This module takes a blended approach of both face-to-face and online delivery. Your learning experience will be supported by synchronous live on campus sessions and live online sessions together with asynchronous self-directed study, at your own pace. The use of electronic learning lectures, tutorials, group work and a range of learning resources will help to meet the needs of all learners.

During this module you will develop expertise in providing high quality learning opportunities within your area of focus, while considering the interprofessional agenda. You will also critically explore the development of interprofessional education as a concept in health and social care, while also considering equality for all of those involved in the education process.

In addition to the above, you will also need to study this double module:

Curriculum Management

This module will enable you to build on your teaching practice experience and apply this to the role of managing learning in your setting. You will focus on the management and leadership of learning in both a professional practice and education setting. In addition you will experience the application of appropriate theories to the management and quality assurance of the learning environment and student assessment.

Part of this process includes critical reflection and robust justification of curriculum design and development. The quality agenda is also a high priority in professional practice and this module aims to introduce you to issues of evaluation of education and other quality issues in an interprofessional context. 

This module takes a blended approach of both face-to-face and online delivery. Your learning experience will be supported by synchronous live on campus sessions and live online sessions together with asynchronous self- directed study, at your own pace. The use of electronic learning lectures, tutorials, group work and a range of learning resources will help to meet the needs of all learners.

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

How you will learn

We use a variety of teaching and learning methods, including a mixture of face to face learning and learning using web based and electronic tools. You will also take part in group work and reflective practice, which means you’ll consider how you have developed and applied your knowledge.

How you're assessed

Assessment is by your tutors, peers and the group, through a variety of methods, including the reflective portfolios that you develop during the course. When you graduate you will be able to manage and deliver a range of learning activities within practice learning or academic environments.

Entry requirements

You need to have an existing professional qualification and evidence of level 6 study in an aspect of health care and social care, such as nursing, radiography, social work or occupational therapy. We will also consider your application if you have experience of working in a relevant field.

Fees and funding

2022/23 (August 2022 - July 2023)



£1,000 per 20 credits




Please note fees normally increase in line with inflation and the University's strategic approach to fees, which is reviewed on an annual basis. The total fee you pay may therefore increase after one year of study.

About postgraduate awards

Please note at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the respective awards. If you have any questions please contact us.

Postgraduate Certificate60 Credits
Postgraduate Diploma120 Credits
MA or MSc180 Credits

This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.

Funding your studies

Find out more about fees, postgraduate loans and support you may be entitled to.

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Alumni discount for Derby graduates

We offer a discount on postgraduate course fees for all Derby alumni.

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How to apply

Please look at our application deadlines before you apply.

UK students

Students should apply directly to the University.

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When you graduate you'll be able to effectively co-ordinate and organise a range of learning activities within practice learning environments or academic environments. You'll also be able to support interprofessional learning and working in the context of modern healthcare whilst your experience on the course will open up a range of opportunities for employment as a clinical educator or within higher education institutions.

Contact us

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Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.