Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Workplace-based Postgraduate Medical Education

All trainees need to develop their portfolios using course attendance and other evidence to demonstrate that they meet the required standards to be a Clinical Supervisor for future consultant practice. For 2024/25 NHS NW is offering hospital based higher specialty trainees in ST4+ the opportunity to apply for a funded place to complete module 1 (CPD4706) of the PGCert in Workplace-based Postgraduate Medical Education at Edge Hill University. 

What the module will cover

The module offers an introduction to medical education and the Clinical Supervisor role in the medical workplace. The module will develop knowledge of key concepts involved in teaching, learning and assessment as they pertain to the Clinical Supervisor role.  This includes: understanding learning; adult learning theories; the learning environment; reflective practice; styles of learning; styles of teaching; teaching clinical skills; ad-hoc workplace teaching; the principles of workplace-based assessment and how to give effective feedback.

How the module will be delivered and how you will study

Full details on what you will study and how, along with the study / workshop dates can be found on the Edge Hill University website.

Attendance at the workshop sessions is required and you are expected to arrange study leave accordingly. Failure to attend workshop one (induction) means you will not be permitted to progress further with the module, and you will be liable for cancellation fees.

Eligibility and application process

Trainees who are eligible to apply for the funded opportunity will be contacted directly by Edge Hill University from early May and no later than July. Please check your spam and junk folders for e-mails from:

To see if you are able to apply please refer to the eligibility criteria.

Study Dates

Induction and workshop dates for the September 2024 and February 2025 intakes are available on the Edge Hill University websitePlease note these dates may be subject to change.

Study Leave

Once you have enrolled onto either the September or February cohort for CPD4706 you will need to apply for a full days study leave for the course induction and for each of the teaching / workshop days, regardless of whether these are virtual or in-person. 

Cancellation Policy

The value of this course is equivalent to £780, as we are accountable for the management of public funds, HEE reserves the right to enforce the cancellation policy. Please ensure you are familiar with this prior to completing the registration process for a funded place.

Self-Funded Applications

If you would like to self-fund your place on this course, please visit the Edge Hill University website to access the application form

Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr Alistair Thomson  

Associate Postgraduate Dean for Educator Development 


(Programme Support & Workforce Development Team)  01616257651 

Sarah Metcalfe

Programme Support Manager

Ismahan Abdul

Programme Officer