All applicants to these programmes must be statutorily regulated healthcare professionals, registered and in good standing with their professional body.
Applicants must have evidence of an undergraduate degree or acceptable equivalent.
Participants registering on the PGCert or PGDip in Gender Identity Healthcare Practice must also be working in, or be able to complete their practical assignments in, an approved clinical setting in the UK and must be registered healthcare professionals of good standing and working independently.
If you are unsure what is meant by this statement see the Skills for Health website for more guidance as to levels, generally this will be above grade 6 or contact the Royal College of Physicians.
Entry to the practicum modules requires the applicant to be employed at an approved NHS gender identity clinic for adults (UK). A list of approved centres can be found here:
The employment must be within the time period the practicum models are to be completed.
If you work for a UK NHS or HSC body, the organisation you work for will receive indemnity through a clinical negligence scheme as detailed below:
If you are enrolled on a practicum placement module and are not employed by a UK NHS gender identity clinic for adults then you need to arrange personal indemnity insurance which covers the term of the practicum. Evidence of this needs to be presented during the application process.
For the September 2020 intake, overseas students are eligible to study towards the PG Certificate in Theoretical Foundations in Gender Identity Healthcare or individual online modules. Overseas students are not eligible to enrol on the practicum modules. This is under continuous review and we expect to be able to offer this option in future enrolment periods.
U.K. applicants must be registered with one of the following approved U.K. statutory bodies as follows:
- General Medical Council (GMC).
- Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
- Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Overseas applicants’ registration and standing will be considered on an individual basis.
We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly.
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English Language requirements
You need a high standard of English to study this programme. You will meet our language requirements if you have achieved one of the following within the past three years:
- IELTS: at least 7 overall, with 6.5 in the written test.
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (grade C or above).
- (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language with an overall score of 95 or above, including a minimum of 24 attained on the reading and writing skills sub-tests and a minimum of 25 attained on the speaking sub-test and 22 attained on the listening sub-test.
- Duolingo: must achieve an overall score of at least 130.