Sexual & Reproductive Health
Duration & study mode
Aug-Nov, Part-Time Day
Health & Life Sciences
Course starting dates
Our Graduate Certificate (GradCert) Sexual and Reproductive course combines theory and practice with placements. It will offer you, as a registered nurse or midwife, the opportunity to study sexual and reproductive health theory and apply new knowledge and skills to clinical practice. The GradCert is suitable for nurses, midwives, health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses and prison nurses with an interest in sexual and reproductive health.
Sexual health is a national priority within the United Kingdom. Many traditional family planning and genito-urinary services have integrated in order to provide a holistic, one-stop-shop approach to care.
Clinical practice is integrated with the theoretical component of the GradCert and you will be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of clinical practice within Sexual and Reproductive Health clinics offered by Health Boards in Scotland. Clinical placements are sourced for you and you will be allocated a practice assessor who will be responsible for assessing your clinical competence.
The focus is on working in partnership with clients to promote excellence in sexual and reproductive healthcare.
New knowledge and skills can be applied to sexual and reproductive healthcare practice in a variety of settings such as:
Successful completion of the course may enhance your employment opportunities in these areas of healthcare.
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We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience
If you are applying with an EU or non-EU qualification, please check our Postgraduate & Post-experience Entry Requirements page which gives more information about country-specific entry requirements.
You must be registered nurses or midwives on either Parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register with two years’ post-registration experience.
As part of the course you will be required to attend our Paisley campus for classes, typically from 9:30am - 4:00pm, on the following dates:
Please note that attendance at all sessions is required.
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.
General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, applicants are required to have an IELTS or Occupational English Test (OET)*.
For such courses, the IELTS score is as follows:
* Note that the Occupational English Test (OET) will now be accepted in addition to IELTS as proof of a Nurse's English Language Competence (Nursing & Midwifery Council, 2019).
For our Certificate of Higher Education courses, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
TOEFL IBT*: 78; no sub-test less than:
* Please note that TOEFL is still acceptable for admission to this programme for both home/EU and international students.
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use TOEFL to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level courses. We therefore still accept TOEFL tests taken in the last two years for admission to this programme.
West African Senior School Certificate of Education (WASSCE) including acceptance of WAEC Scratchcard*
*UWS will accept a WAEC scratchcard confirming that an applicant has achieved C6 or above as evidence of meeting English language requirement from Nigeria if the student graduated within the last 5 years. After 5 years applicants would be required to provide the WAEC Certificate.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are:
Sexual health is a national priority in Scotland. Many traditional family planning and genito-urinary services have integrated in order to provide a holistic, one-stop shop approach to care.
On our course your focus will be on working in partnership with clients to promote excellence in sexual and reproductive healthcare.
For the GradCert, you will undertake two modules (60 credits at Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework Level 9) which are taken together in one trimester:
Our Graduate Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health contains a mixture of theory and practice core modules. Students will be allocated a clinical assessor by health boards to facilitate learning in clinical practice.
Our assessment methodology is influenced by the learning outcomes to be tested and employs a range of methods are used including:
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In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs like study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms.
Fortunately, there is a great deal of financial support available to help students meet the cost of their study. This ranges from:
The sections below provide details of additional costs that your course may involve along with any financial support that may be available.
You can also find additional information in our Undergraduate Money, Fees & Funding section.
Students on certain degrees will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fees. These could be for things like specialist equipment, study materials, work placements, graduation, membership of relevant organisations or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.
For students on course with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel and accommodation.
Please contact the course leader for details of the additional costs associated with this course.
Due to the clinical nature of this course, travel costs as part of the clinical placements will be incurred.
Tuition fees are calculated based on where you are from and what you are studying. Some courses also involve additional costs, such as mandatory field trips, equipment or studying abroad.
Scottish students studying at undergraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.
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EU students studying at undergraduate level of UWS may be eligible for SAAS funding, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
There are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at undergraduate level at UWS, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
UWS administer a range of discretionary and childcare funds. These are designed to support students who are experiencing financial difficulty or struggling to meet the costs of childcare.
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If there isn’t a statutory source of funding for you or your course, or you are in need of additional financial support, you may wish to consider more alternative sources of funding such as trust funds and scholarships.
Choosing to become a student can have a big impact on your budget and you may need to reassess your spending to account for a reduced income. We’ve put together some guidance to help you manage your money and make the right financial choices for you and your family.
All students should apply directly to the University through our online application system. Before you apply, you should check that you meet our entry requirements and you should have all your supporting documents ready.
The first stage of the process is to create a profile; you don't have to complete the application in one session - you can complete it in stages by saving each section and return to complete it at a later date.
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Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.
Before you begin your application, it is important to read the Postgraduate & Post-Experience application step-by-step guide for a smooth process.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.
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