Graduate Certificate in Developing Health and Social Care Practice

This interdisciplinary, modular course is designed for health and social care practitioners. It  comprises three 20 credit modules at Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework level 9 (degree level) and is designed to explore intellectual activities and application of knowledge in relation to self defined areas of health and social care practice.

Please note: although a start date is specified in the Course Overview box opposite, this may not represent the actual start date. For confirmation of start date, please contact the staff member named on the Key Details tab of this page.

Course structure

You can choose to study for the named award of Graduate Certificate in Developing Health and Social Care Practice or use the credit towards degree completion.

Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development.


  • Digital Literacies (N3604)
  • Practice Development (N3612)
  • Independent Study (N3538)
  • Developing Professional Practice-Work based Learning (N3337)


Entry requirements

Typical Entry: Applicants must be registered health or social care practitioners with the appropriate authority or have evidence of health or social care qualifications. Applicants can be graduates or non-graduates.

Key details

Outcomes: Graduate Certificate in Developing Health and Social Care Practice

Start date: There will be intakes in September and January each year.

Duration: 1.5-4 years part-time

Location/Attendance: Modules will be taught at QMU.

Delivery: Mix of face-to-face teaching and directed learning

Fees: To view the fees for this Graduate Certificate, visit Fees and Charges page, select the appropriate year (Undergraduate) for entry and look under ‘Undergraduate Laboratory/ Studio-Based Courses’.

For further information, including application process, please contact: Bill Lawson (blawson@qmu.ac.uk) on +44 (0)131 474 000.

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