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The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education and Leadership aims to develop suitably qualified leaders in Health Professions Education (HPE) to meet the increasing complexity of HPE in a fast and continuously changing educational landscape. This qualification is in response to the increasing demand for individuals with specialised knowledge and leadership skills in order to best educate 21st century health professionals and ensure the quality of health care in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This qualification has been developed in partnership with Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI).
This qualification is aimed at health professions educators and practitioners who wish to further develop their leadership, management and education knowledge and skills in a global and inter-professional context.
To enrol for this qualification, potential students must possess:
The PG Dip HPEL is a part-time distance (e-learning) qualification consisting of written reflections, written work-based assignments, video material of practice & reports as well as an innovative research project.
On achieving this qualification, a learner will be able to:
Students need to complete 3 compulsory modules, an innovative research project and 1 elective module.
(Select one of the following)
Participants are required to submit all summative and formative assessments and a pass rate of 50% is required.
The minimum period for completion is 12 months and the maximum period is 24 months.
FPD will award successful participants with a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education and Leadership on completion of this formal registered qualification should they successfully complete the assessment process.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Education and Leadership is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.
SAQA number 102056, NQF Level 8, 120 Credits
Council on Higher Education accredited
Accredited for 30 Ethical CEU’s on level 2
R 19 230-00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable).
Deposit: R 9 614.00 (Payable upon registration)
Quarter 1: R 2 404.00
Quarter 2: R 2 404.00
Quarter 3: R 2 404.00
Quarter 4: R 2 404.00
Kindly take note that all SAFRI fellows qualify for discount, please contact your FPD Administrative Coordinator to apply
Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education and Leadership will follow these easy steps on their path to enrolment:
Step 1: Registration of a no obligation Learner Account (here you will be asked to provide only basic information)
Your user account will grant you access to illustrative examples of course material and allow you to experience our online learning environment.
Please note that account registration does not mean that you have been enrolled for the course. There are no fees associated with account registration and you are not obligated to apply for enrolment.
Step 2: Course Enrolment
After account registration, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit supporting documents. Once you have submitted your online application, along with all supporting documentation, you will receive correspondence from FPD regarding the success of your application.
The following documents needs to be submitted for enrolment:
Please note that the course enrolment process is free of charge. No fees are payable unless your application is successful.
Step 3: Application review
Once you have submitted your online application, along with all supporting documentation, you will receive correspondence from FPD regarding the success of your application.
Step 4: Payment of course fees
Successful applicants are only liable to pay course fees at the start of each quarter, unless you choose to pay for the entire course in advance. You will be prompted for payment before completion of each quarter’s modules.
Delegates can enrol for this course bi-annually:
Intake 1: 15 January 2019
Intake 2: 15 July 2019
Kindly take note registrations close 1 month before the start of specified intakes.
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