Postgraduate Certificates Fund 2020/21

 

GUIDANCE and PROCESS to apply for:

University of Exeter

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health

University of Plymouth

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Global Health

 

Contents

Introduction
Eligibility
The Application Process
The Award
Review of the Award
Review of the Process
Plymouth and Exeter Postgraduate Programmes

 

Introduction

Trainees on a recognised training programme within the South West Postgraduate Medical Education Deanery (Peninsula & Severn) who wish to study the following are invited to submit an application for funding support:

University of Exeter
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership & Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health
University of Plymouth
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management, Leadership & Innovation
Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety
Postgraduate Certificate in Global Health

 

Trainees wishing to apply for any other postgraduate course please select “Bursary” on the website for relevant information and an application form.

Funding is up to 50% of the training costs of one year’s fees

Only one application per person will be considered for any award offered by the South West Postgraduate Medical Education Deanery (Peninsula & Severn), at any time, in any financial year of funding.

Applications are considered and awarded in accordance with the guidance.

Awards are agreed by the panel. The decision of the panel is final. There is no appeal process.

Eligibility

When allocating funding the emphasis is on enhancing professional development and, as such, more importance will be placed on how the course contributes to your development rather than the qualification attained on completion.

The applicant must hold a recognised training post with the South West Postgraduate Medical Education Deanery (Peninsula & Severn) and a substantive contract of employment for at least 6 months from the start date of the course for which you have applied for funding.

Foundation Trainees are not eligible and must discuss with their Head of School any requests for such funding.

Where an applicant is unsure of their place of employment at the beginning of the course evidence must be provided that they will still be registered on a training programme with the South West Postgraduate Medical Education Deanery (Peninsula & Severn). Trainees who are considered out of programme (except OOPT) during the year of study for which they are applying will not be eligible.

Applicants must secure a place with the appropriate University and complete the University application form separate to the Deanery application form. Your acceptance letter or official email must be attached to your Application.

Funding will not be awarded to applicants who have already started the course in the academic year for which they are applying for the funding. Retrospective payment will not be made.

Important to Note:

  • Applicants must notify the Bursary Team via Penpgce.sw@hee.nhs.uk if they defer or fail to take up the course for which they have applied. Failure to inform HEE may result in the applicant having to the pay the full amount of the course.
  • The applicant must obtain signatures of support from the following people when submitting their application:

    Core Training

    Educational Supervisor (ES) OR
    Director of Medical Education (DME)

    Specialty Training (including GP)

    Educational Supervisor (ES) OR
    Training Programme Director (TPD)

An email from the DME,TPD or ES in support of this application will be accepted in place of a wet signature.

The applicant must ensure that those supporting the application (as listed above) agree that the course represents an integral part of the trainee’s personal development plan (PDP) as identified through the NHS appraisal process.

The trainee must meet the required level of fluency in the English language.

Unsigned or late applications are unable to be considered.

Applicants must sign the GDPR authorisation form to enable the Deanery to request information from the relevant University / course provider relating to the course they are funding. This must be submitted with the application form.

The Application Process

Applications will be dated upon receipt.

An application is not an automatic guarantee to receive funding.

The application process for funding is consistent across all applicants and each application is considered on its own merit. The process for the application is listed below.

Notification of the funding opening window will be supported through:

  • Websites
  • Heads of Schools
  • Postgraduate Medical Education Centre Managers
  • Directors of Medical Education
  • School Managers

The application form will be available here from the opening date.

Applications for the courses can be submitted from Wednesday, 10th June 2020.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 7th July 2020.

Each application must be submitted on the standard application form and will be assessed against the scoring framework.

Completed applications must be submitted via email to the following address

Scan & email to: Penpgce.sw@hee.nhs.uk

With a Subject heading: PGC Fund 2020

All applications will be acknowledged by an email stating confirmation of submission within 3-5 working days of receipt.

Any queries regarding the application process or an individual application should be emailed to Penpgce.sw@hee.nhs.uk

The Award

The Senior Business and Education Manager is responsible for the funding allocation and is supported by an administrative team.

Each application will be assigned its own unique reference number.

Funds will only be awarded if successful with the application.

Each application will be scored on its own merit and scored against the scoring framework.

Applicants must ensure they have completed the relevant University application form for either Plymouth University or Exeter University.

The panel scoring the applications will be constituted from members of the South West Postgraduate Medical Education Deanery (Peninsula & Severn) Senior Management Teams.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email by Monday 20th July 2020.

Any funding awarded will be conditional on the applicant providing PGME with a copy of their acceptance letter from the University confirming their place on the course. This must be received by PGME no later than Friday 4th September 2020. Failure to provide this evidence will result in funding being withdrawn.

A copy of the letter will be provided to the Education Supervisor/TPD of the training programme.

The South West Postgraduate Medical Education Deanery (Peninsula and Severn) will have paid 50% of the courses in advance. The University will invoice applicants for the outstanding balance directly.

Applications will not be accepted if a trainee has started the course. Retrospective payments will not be made.

Review of the Award

Upon completion of the funded course, the successful applicant is requested to provide evidence of completion by providing a copy of the awarded certificate or evidence of the required minimum attendance for the course, within 6 weeks of completion.

If the successful applicant is unable to provide satisfactory evidence of completion of the funded course, they may be asked to reimburse the sum of the awarded fund as provided via this process.

Within 6 weeks of completing the supported course, the successful applicant is requested to write a summary detailing:

  • The course that was completed;
  • Who the course has been completed with (the provider);
  • What has been learnt on the course;
  • What are the career benefits of the course;
  • The quality of the educational content of the course;
  • If the course would be recommended to a colleague and why.
  • Your experience of the Funding Process

    This should be sent to Penpgce.sw@hee.nhs.uk

This document will aid the Panel to assess the benefits of the Award and any future benefit of the course.

By accepting the funding, applicants agree to have published their feedback of the course.

Any concerns or issues relating to this process should be sent to Penpgce.sw@hee.nhs.uk

Review of the Process

This process will be reviewed annually or as necessary.

Amendments may be made during the application and scoring process if inconsistencies, errors or areas of concerns are identified and this will be communicated to affected applicants accordingly.

Important Information

The decision of the Panel is final. There is no appeal process.

The Deanery reserves the right to withdraw its funding or the application at any time.

Funding is not available to trainees who are out of programme (excluding OOPT); for example, on a career break.

Any funding or sponsorship received from other sources (e.g. university or charity) must be declared.

Please note any sponsorship or funds received from another source will invalidate this application.

 


Plymouth and Exeter Postgraduate Programmes

 

Postgraduate programmes offered by Peninsula Medical School

The Peninsula Medical School at the University of Plymouth offers a number of Masters-level programmes aimed at busy healthcare professionals. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, modules may be delivered fully or partially online from September 2020.

A brief description of each programme (Certificate stage only), along with provisional dates for face-to-face (or, as necessary) online teaching, and Programme Lead contact details, are as follows.

The closing date for all programmes listed is: 31st July 2020.

Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education

On this programme, you will develop your confidence and competence in teaching, and become familiar with the theory and evidence base associated with clinical education.  The course is available as a face-to-face pathway (adapted for online delivery if necessary) or you can choose the distance learning pathway.  At the Certificate stage, the face-to-face pathway is accredited by AdvanceHE (subject to reaccreditation, August 2020);  both pathways are accredited with the Academy of Medical Educators.

Face-to-face pathway

Modules and dates:

Clinical Education Practice (CLI713):

17th Sept (including induction), 2nd Oct, 14th Oct, 27th Oct, 12th Nov, presentations day (tbc), 2020

Contemporary Issues in Clinical Education (CLI714): 

19th Jan, 3rd Feb, 16th Feb, 9th March, 22nd March, 20th April, 2021

Contact

jane.rowe@plymouth.ac.uk

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/mclined-clinical-education

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/pgcert-clinical-education

Distance learning pathway

Induction day

7th Sept 2020

Modules and dates

Principles of Learning and Teaching in Clinical Education (CDL711)

Assessment, Feedback and Evaluation Principles and Practice(CDL712)

Current Issues in Clinical Education (CDL713)

Dates to be confirmed

Contact

lucy.spowart@plymouth.ac.uk

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/mclined-clinical-education-3

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/pgcert-clinical-education

 

MSc Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation

Whether your interests lie in leadership, quality improvement, innovation methodology, organisation development, patient safety or education, this programme is a highly flexible entry into management within the health and care service.

Induction day

21st Sept 2020

Modules and dates

Foundation in Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation (HML711):

6th-8th Oct and 18th-20th Nov 2020

Organisation Development and Culture (HML712): 

20th-22nd Jan and 10th-12th March, 2021

Contact

louise.hardy@plymouth.ac.uk

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/msc-healthcare-management-leadership-and-innovation

 

MSc Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety

If you are interested in improving patient outcomes and healthcare systems through simulation-based education, a range of QI techniques, and human factors, then this programme will equip you with all the skills to turn your ideas into implementation.  Through it, you will develop the knowledge and expertise to analyse healthcare safety, propose evidence-based improvements, and lead new initiatives in the clinical environment.

Induction day

10th Sept 2020

Modules and dates*

 

 

*Students take SIM714 and select one other module

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (SIM714):

23rd-25th Sept and 21st-23rd Oct 2020

Simulation and Enhanced Learning (SIM711): 

25th-27th Jan and 15th-17th March 2021

Human Factors in Healthcare (SIM715):

3rd-5th March and 21st-23rd April 2021

Contact

susanne.smith@plymouth.ac.uk

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/msc-healthcare-improvement-and-patient-safety-2

 

MSc Global Health

In this programme, you will gain the advanced knowledge, skills and leadership qualities to deliver quality care in multicultural or resource-constrained settings, ensuring the best outcomes for your patients., whatever your location. The programme has two pathways – ‘Leadership’ and ‘Remote and Rural’, both designed to complement the dynamic field of global health.

Induction day

Afternoons of 15th and 16th Sept 2020 (online)

Modules and dates*

 

*Students select two out of three modules

Global Health (REM713):

29th Sept-1st Oct and 2nd-4th Nov 2020

Remote and Rural Practitioner

15th-17th March and 26th-28th April 2021 (Dartmoor)

Leadership and Innovation in Practice (REM715): 

From 5th Oct 2020 (all online – dates tbc)

Contact

alice.inman@plymouth.ac.uk

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/msc-global-health-2

 

 

Postgraduate programmes offered by The University of Exeter Medical School

In the event of coronavirus-related restrictions preventing face-to-face delivery, all the following programmes will be delivered online in 2020-21.

A brief description of each programme, along with links to each page on our website are below.

Please note the following key information:

Application deadline - The application deadline for Home/EU students is the end of August 2020

Induction - A cross-programme induction evening is scheduled for Wednesday 30th September 2020, 5-7pm

 

PGCert Clinical Education

There is an increasing need for clinical teachers to hold formal qualifications. Our Clinical Education programmes are suitable for qualified health professionals or intercalating students who want to develop and accredit teaching skills.

Our programmes look at clinical education from a new and practical standpoint, based on the reality of delivering clinical education in modern healthcare environments.

It is specifically created for those wishing to develop their roles as clinical educators and is suitable for those from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds including medical researchers, academic clinical fellows, nurses, allied healthcare, public health professionals, and doctors.

You will be learning with a diverse array of healthcare professionals; offering a substantially wider perspective than many other courses are able to offer.

Contact Days - View the draft timetable of contact days for 2020/21 here

Induction day

30th September 2020

Modules and provisional dates

 

 

 

HPDM105 Education Essentials:

1st - 2nd October 2020

HPDM095 Introduction to Literature Reviews:

8th - 9th October 2020

HPDM061 Researching Clinical Education:

19th - 20th November 2020

Contact

Prof. Alex Harding                          A.M.Harding@exeter.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1392 725500         Web: Enquire online

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/medicine/clinicaledcert/

 

PGCert Healthcare Leadership & Management

The challenges of maintaining a safe, accessible and sustainable health service require its future leaders to be inclusive, collaborative and possess critical skills in improvement and systems leadership.

Our Healthcare Leadership and Management programme has been specifically created to offer the time, space, and support you need to become a compassionate, inclusive and effective leader of the future.

It is suitable for all aspiring or established leaders in any health-related discipline which includes nurses, allied healthcare professionals, commissioners, managers and doctors of any speciality including training grades, GPs and consultants early in their leadership journey.

Induction day

30th September 2020

Modules and provisional dates

 

 

 

Leadership and Management in Healthcare:

30th September, 13th & 14th October, 4th, 24th, 25th & 26th November & 9th December 2020

Strategic and System Leadership:

29th September, 12th, 13th & 14th October, 3rd, 23rd, 24th & 25th November & 8th December 2020

Contact

Dr. Andy Griffith                              A.D.Griffiths@exeter.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1392 725500         Web: Enquire online

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/medicine/healthcare-leadership-management-msc/

 

PGCert Public Health

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) will help you to become a compassionate and inclusive leader ready to address the biggest health challenges faced in our local and global communities. This course combines the expertise of our world-renowned public health experts with specialists in leadership and management in our outstanding Business School.

Induction day

30th September 2020

Modules and provisional dates

 

 

 

 

HPDM118 Structuring and Solving Public Health Problems:

6th - 9th October 2020

HPDM119 Analytics and Evidence Based Public Health:

13th November & 11th December 2020

HPDM120 Leadership Strategy and Change:

30th October & 4th December 2020

HPDM121 Epidemiology:

16th & 30th October & 13th & 27th November 4th & 11th December 2020

HPDM122 Planetary Health:

16th & 30th October & 13th & 27th November 4th & 11th December 2020

Contact

Prof. GJ Melendez-Torres              G.J.Melendez-Torres@exeter.ac.uk

Dr. Andy Griffith                              A.D.Griffiths@exeter.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1392 725500         Web: Enquire online

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/medicine/mph/

You can request a copy of our full Postgraduate Prospectus here.