PGCE PRACTICE EDUCATION

Overview

This course is intended for appropriately qualified practitioners who support the process of learning and assessment in the practice and academic setting. This course is part-time and designed to offer a flexible pathway. It is possible to study individual modules or the whole course, however this decision must be made before application.

The course incorporates the elements required by:

  • Nurses and Midwives who wish to become Community Practice Teachers or Nurse/ Midwife Teachers (recorded with the NMC).
  • Social Workers who wish to gain the Stage 1 and stage 2 Practice Educator awards in Practice Education.
  • The course also meets the needs of those Allied Health Professionals and General Practitioners who wish to be recognised by their professional bodies.
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModePart-time (MA) Duration3 years Start dateSeptember Application code3715 Application method CPPD prospectus
ModePart-time (PgCert) Duration1 year Start dateSeptember Application code4757 Application method CPPD prospectus
ModePart-time (Top up to PgDip) Duration1 year Start dateSeptember Application code4761 Application method CPPD prospectus
ModePart-time (Top up to MA) Duration1 year Start dateSeptember Application code4762 Application method CPPD prospectus

Location

London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.

If you are visiting our Southwark Campus, you may wish to use our downloadable campus map (PNG File 466 KB). For information on accessibility, see our DisabledGo access guides.

Walk or bicycle

The University is in easy walking distance of underground and leading overground stations. We are only 20 minutes away from the Thames. We encourage walking and cycling and have bicycle racks on campus. Please check the Transport for London cycling website for London cycling maps and route planners.

By bus

LSBU is very well connected, and a large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London.

By train or tube

The Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station, which is right next to campus. The closest rail stations are Elephant & Castle, London Waterloo and London Bridge. To plan your train journey, visit the National Rail website.

By car

London South Bank University does not provide public parking space. There is a limited amount of parking in the area, so we strongly advise using public transport.

Do consider the Congestion Charge if you are driving through London to reach the campus. Find out if you'll be crossing the Congestion Charge zone to reach our Southwark Campus.

TfL journey planner

You can travel to Southwark Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.

Entry Level Requirements

In order to be considered for entry to the course(s) applicants will be required to have the following qualifications:

  • Degree in a relevant health or social care discipline at a minimum lower second class award or evidence of equivalent health and/or social care experience which equates to level 6 abilities, e.g. working as a senior practitioner in a clinical leadership or management role which requires evidence of critical analysis and evaluation.  Students would expect to have studied at Level 6 and hold a minimum of 60 credits including a research methods module.
  • Be working in an area with access to learners ( please see the additional criteria below)
  • Where relevant, hold at least one entry on the appropriate professional register
  • Have spent a minimum of three years in a relevant health or social care setting
  • APL/APEL arrangements will be available to allow entrants to access the programme at different levels depending on previous learning and experience. This will include an interim arrangement for applicants who have completed the Practice Educator 1 from the previous course.

PGCert Nurse / Midwife Teacher award

Applicants for the PGCert Nurse / Teacher award must also fulfil the following entry criteria:

Nurses and midwives who intend to take on the role of teacher must fulfil a number of criteria, outlined on page 33 of the 'Standards to support learning and assessment in practice' (NMC 2008) – in particular the following:

  • Be registered in the same part or sub-part of the register as the students they support
  • Have completed at least 3 years post-registration experience, gained additional professional knowledge and skills, and have experience in an area where students are gaining practice experience relevant to their registration

To meet the NMC requirements for recorded Nurse or Midwife Teacher status you will need to show evidence of 360 teaching activity hours over a calendar year ( usually from May to May) e.g. May 2017 – May 2018. This activity can take place in both practice and academic settings but at least 20% must take place in a practice setting. This activity must be with, or related to students studying an NMC approved programme. This means students on pre-registration or midwifery programmes / students on a programme leading to a recordable qualification / or students on a Specialist Community Public Health (SCPHN) programme, as noted on page 16 of the 'Standards to support learning and assessment in practice' (NMC 2008).

NMC Approved Courses include:

  • Pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses
  • SCPHN Courses
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing
  • Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing
  • District Nursing with integrated Nurse Prescribing
  • Mentorship
  • Return to Practice
  • Overseas / Midwives Programme
  • EU Adaptation Programme
  • Practice Education Programme (Practice Teacher).
United Kingdom

£

Tuition fees for home students

International

£

Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees

  • Part-time

    part-time

    MA Practice Education (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 3715 Session code: 1PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10868
    International: £15400

    PgCert Practice Education (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 4757 Session code: 1PS00

    PgCert Practice Education (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 4757 Session code: 1PS01

    PgDip Practice Education (Top Up) (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 4761 Session code: 1PS00

    PgDip Practice Education (Top Up) (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 4761 Session code: 1PS01

    MA Practice Education (Top Up) (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 4762 Session code: 1PS00

    MA Practice Education (Top Up) (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 4762 Session code: 1PS01

    MA Practice Education (PT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 3715 Session code: 2PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10868
    International: £15400

    MA Practice Education (PT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 3715 Session code: 3PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10868
    International: £15400

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Part-time (MA) Duration 3 years Start date September Application code 3715 Application method CPPD prospectus
Mode Part-time (PgCert) Duration 1 year Start date September Application code 4757 Application method CPPD prospectus
Mode Part-time (Top up to PgDip) Duration 1 year Start date September Application code 4761 Application method CPPD prospectus
Mode Part-time (Top up to MA) Duration 1 year Start date September Application code 4762 Application method CPPD prospectus

If you wish to undertake a standalone module, you can also apply through the online CPPD prospectus.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

PgCert Practice Education (60 credits)

  • The role of the Practice Educator - TBE- 7- 009 (40 credits)
  • Curriculum perspectives - TBE- 7- 010 (20 credits), or:
  • Practice development educator - TBE-7-011 (Social Work) (20 credits)

PgDip Practice Education (120 credits)

Year 1

  • The role of the Practice Educator - TBE- 7- 009 (40 credits)
  • Curriculum perspectives - TBE- 7- 010 (20 credits), or:
  • Practice development educator - TBE-7-011 (Social Work) (20 credits)

Year 2

  • Leadership and Innovation in Practice Education – TBE -7- 012 (20 credits)
  • Research in Health and Social Care – TAR -7-011 (20 credits)
  • 1 optional Module, selected from the list below (20 credits )

Optional modules:

  • Leading in Patient and Public Engagement - RCN-7102 (20 credits)
  • Mentoring and Coaching for Leadership in Health Care - RCN -7 103 (20 credits)
  • Or  an optional Module from our CPPD prospectus (20 credits)

MA Practice Education (180 credits)

Year 1

  • The role of the Practice Educator - TBE- 7- 009 (40 credits)
  • Curriculum perspectives - TBE- 7- 010 (20 credits), or:
  • Practice development educator - TBE-7-011 (Social Work) (20 credits)

Year 2

  • Leadership and Innovation in Practice Education – TBE -7- 012 (20 credits)
  • Research in Health and Social Care – TAR -7-011 (20 credits)
  • 1 optional Module, selected from the list below (20 credits )

Optional modules:

  • Leading in Patient and Public Engagement - RCN-7102 (20 credits)
  • Mentoring and Coaching for Leadership in Health Care - RCN -7 103 (20 credits)
  • Or  an optional Module from our CPPD prospectus (20 credits)

Year 3

  • Dissertation - TAR-7-010 (60 credits)

Careers

The programme incorporates the elements required by nurses and midwives who wish to become community or specialist practice teachers or nurse/midwife teachers (recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council). The programme also meets the needs of those allied health professionals who wish to be recognised by their professional bodies.

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