School of Nursing

PG Cert Professional Practice in Healthcare

PG Cert
Start date(s)
6 May 2024,6 January 2025,16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (1 year)
Campus location
University: City Campus
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Why choose this course?

The PG Certificate in Professional Practice in Healthcare has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both professional practice and research, and encourages participants to reflect critically on workplace experiences and learning in order to develop knowledge and skills in healthcare. The course aims to provide a clear framework, which supports continuing professional development, recognition of prior learning, and work based learning.

What happens on the course?


PG Certificate in Professional Practice in Healthcare will allow you to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights at the forefront of your academic discipline or area of professional practice. You will undertake two core 20 credit modules and will select one optional 20-credit module.

Successful completion of the PG Certificate Professional Practice in Healthcare will provide an opportunity to progress to the MSc Professional Practice in Healthcare following one of four pathways:  

  • Speciality Practice 
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Leadership & Management
  • With V300 

During these postgraduate studies you will demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in healthcare practice. 

Please note the modules below are currently being re-validated and are subject to change.

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Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

PG Certificate in Professional Practice in Healthcare aims to facilitate your personal and professional development and strengthen your ability to bring about positive change and solve problems effectively.

These attributes are highly sought after by employers in the healthcare arena. Whether you intend to remain in a largely clinical role or plan a broader, more managerial role in healthcare this course will enable you to showcase your ability to influence people and practice. At every stage of the course you will be encouraged to personalise your learning and apply theory to practice.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £2665 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £2798 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £2798 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £2938 per year 2024-25

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • You must be a Healthcare registrant, currently registered with the NMC, HCPC, GPhC or GMC.
  • An existing undergraduate degree or postgraduate certificate or above, or alternatively certificated evidence of recent study at Level 6 (within the last 3 years) related to the field of healthcare to ensure ability to study at Masters level./li>
  • Applicants originally from countries where English is not the first language must provide evidence of the International English Language Test (IELTS) with a score of 6.5 or above./li>



Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate on-site programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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