RCSEd and UCLan Signal Their Intent on Future Collaboration and Joint Working

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02 Feb 2021

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), setting out their mutual commitment to collaboration and to exploring future opportunities for joint working in the areas of medical education, training and research.


A virtual signing ceremony took place on 19 January 2021, where Professor Cathy Jackson, Executive Dean, Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences at UCLan and Professor David Lockey, Chair of The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC) at RCSEd both signed the MOU on behalf of their respective organisations.

As an immediate benefit under this new formal relationship, UCLan will grant automatic Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) for candidates who successfully pass the examination for the FPHC’s Diploma in Urgent Medical Care (DUMC). Both current and future holders of the DUMC qualification who subsequently register to undertake the MSc in Urgent Medical Care with UCLan will be deemed to have achieved the equivalent of 120 credits at RQF/CQFW Level 7 (SCQF Level 11). In order to obtain the full MSc qualification, candidates will be required to achieve the remaining 60 credits required by undertaking the appropriate preparation module and a dissertation or professional project.

It is anticipated that this innovative arrangement will benefit FPHC’s DUMC candidates who wish to pursue a higher degree qualification, opening opportunities for future career progression. Additionally, it will benefit the overall development of the pre-hospital care workforce.

For further information, please download the full RCSEd & UClan MOU statement.

Images from the RCSEd and UClan signing ceremony with Professor Cathy Jackson and Professor David Lockey:


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