New applicants

Great to see so much interest in the PgC EAPS programme.  Many thanks to all 12 of you so far who have submitted application forms.  You will all receive an email asking for supporting evidence to allow me to progress your application.  What I require from each of you is detailed below and of course if you have already sent your references/copies of degree qualification etc then I tailor the email for you.

Here is what is required to support every application and I am happy to receive scanned email copies:

  • One academic and one professional reference (on headed notepaper and signed)
  • Copies of academic and professional qualifications such as degree/honours qualifications and any masters modules you have completed
  • Your statement of entry from NMC/HCPC
  • A completed honours level equivalency if you do not hold an honours degree or M level modules (I will attach guidance)
  • Your personal statement supporting application for this particular programme (so your teaching as a professional and why this programme will enhance your professional practice)

Please email your attachments to BOTH me and for speedier processing. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Thoughts from our year two students who complete the PgC in June 2018

Kate (year 2 student May 2018)

This programme has opened the door to my own teaching ability, fostered my enthusiasm and motivation for personal professional development, with the aim to be a teacher of the highest standard. Overall I am thrilled at nearing completion of this programme which has transformed my understanding of a teaching role and has developed my approach to teaching, assessment and curriculum development. To become recognised by the HEA is both an honour and a privilege. This formal recognition provides credibility for my future teaching role.

Joyce (year 2 student May 2018)

I now have a different view of myself as a teacher. I have learned a significant amount about teaching and learning, evaluation, curriculum development and quality assurance. I feel more confident and capable…and view myself as a dual professional. The professional drivers that are influential in my development as a teacher are the NMC quality assessment framework…HEA and QAA. Having reflected on the requirements of the HEA in relation to Fellowship, I believe I have achieved these and enjoyed the process. Overall I have learned the value of CPD in relation to my teaching.

University attendance and fees 2018/19 academic session

dates for your diary (last year the trimester calendar changed in the summer which affected these dates) Therefore these dates will be confirmed in summer 2018 on this BLOG

The theory of teaching, learning and assessment: class sessions 9-1pm

Thursday 27/9/18, 8/11/18, 6/12/18, 14/2/19, 14/3/19, 11/4/19

Curriculum development and quality in educational practice: class sessions 2-4pm

Thursdays 27/9/18, 8/11/18, 6/12/18, 14/2/19, 14/3/19, 11/4/19

GCU post-graduate fees information


Last taught session in year 1 PgC

Some quotations gathered from the year 1 PgC EAPS student  cohort today

Excellent (course) for AHPs (Kirsty radiographer and year 1 student)

An excellent way to spend your day off- Fantastic module (Maria nurse educator and year 1 student)

Links educational theory to practice and has helped me reflect on practice and make changes (Jane Health Visitor and year 1 student)

Hard work but very rewarding, great opportunity to work with motivated professional. Lots of learning ( anon year 1 student)

Organisation is key, I struggled but kept going. Still hoping to see the light ( anon year 1 student)

As an AHP a really enlightening experience in higher educational approaches outwith my own field ( anon year 1 student)

application interest

Good to see a growing interest in the PgC EAPS mirrored in application forms being sent my way.  As a career change, development or interest, undertaking the PgC EAPS will introduce you an evidence base for your teaching practice and entry into a secondary profession.

Application form

many thanks for all your emails and great to hear so much interest in the PgC EAPS. I have attached the application form here for you so please complete this and send a copy to admissions and to me as this speeds up the process.

  • You also need to send me two references (one academic and one practice) on headed notepaper and signed.  You can scan these and email PG admissions and please cc me in.
  • Your qualifications (again you can scan your degrees, masters module credits ect plus your RN, Physio, HV professional qualification if different from your degree). Again email PG admissions and please cc me in.
  • Dont worry if you do not have an honours degree as you can complete an ‘honours degree equivalency’ (CV and statement) if required. If you have completed a masters module successfully then this overides the need for the equivalency
  • Your NMC/HCPC/ SSSC print out that indicates current registration (you can download this from your regulatory body website).
  • Looking forward to processing your admission very soon.  Best wishes helen