Nursing Studies

What is a PgCert?

What is a PgCert and is it for you?

PG Certificate diagram

'PgCert' stands for Postgraduate Certificate. You may also see it abbreviated down to the following forms: PgCert, PG Cert, PGC or PgC. 

A PGCert is a shorter taught postgraduate award which provides Masters level training in a specific area but takes less time for a student to complete. It takes around half the time of a PG Diploma to complete and is therefore ideal for anyone who wishes to learn more about a subject without having to go on and complete a dissertation. It is also suitable for anyone who cannot commit financially to a full Masters degree.

The PGCert can also be used to work towards a PG Diploma, and eventually, a Masters course, if you decide that you'd like to continue your studies and meet the necessary requirements.