Gender Identity Healthcare Credentials (GIH)

The Gender Identity Healthcare programme suite offers the first qualification of its type in the UK and worldwide. It has been developed by the RCP and the University of London are the awarding body.

The programme has been created to support the development of gender identity health services provided by the NHS having been commissioned by NHS England. It is an interprofessional programme, focused on the next generation of clinical leaders and meeting the needs of the increasing number of healthcare professionals providing gender identity healthcare. The programme has been designed for clinicians working in adult services.

The programmes provide a flexible structure. A blended learning and assessment approach has been used to offer different types of learning opportunities, such as practice-based approaches and assessment alongside knowledge acquisition, critical thinking and reflection.

Who should apply?

Initially, entry to this suite of programmes is restricted to statutorily regulated and registered healthcare professionals in the UK for the awards containing a Practicum Module, and worldwide for the Postgraduate Certificate in Theoretical Foundations for Gender Identity Healthcare. For the GIH Practice Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate participants must also be working in, or have access to, an approved GIH workplace setting and must be registered healthcare professionals of good standing and working independently. If you are unsure what is meant by this statement please follow this link for more guidance as to levels, generally this will be above grade 6, however if you want more information or help please email postgraduate@rcplondon.ac.uk.

The programmes:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Gender Identity Healthcare Practice (appealing to healthcare practitioners aiming to deliver healthcare for trans and gender-diverse people).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Identity Healthcare Practice (aimed towards healthcare practitioners seeking to provide evidence of competence in the assessment, diagnosis and management of gender identity-related healthcare issues with an oversight of the programme of care).
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Theoretical Foundations for Gender Identity Healthcare (focused on healthcare practitioners not currently working in approved gender healthcare services who wish to gain an oversight of the healthcare for trans and gender-diverse people).

Specialist healthcare practitioners aiming to provide evidence of competence in the assessment, diagnosis and management of gender identity-related healthcare issues with an oversight of the programme of care will require the PG Dip GIHP. Other clinical roles will require the PG Cert GIHP.

The costs for students are as follows:
Payment can be made by either the whole fee:
  • PGDip Gender Identity Healthcare Practice £5,390
  • PGCert Gender Identity Healthcare Practice £3,430
  • PGCert Theoretical Foundations for Gender Identity Healthcare £3,920
Or by Module:
  • Module fee, per module, excluding Practicums* £980
  • Module resit fee, per module, excluding Practicums £490
  • Practicum 1 £490
  • Practicum 1 resit fee £245
  • Practicum 2 £980
  • Practicum 2 resit fee £490
Individual Modules taken on a stand-alone basis (excluding the Practicums)
  • Individual module fee (taken on a stand-alone basis) £980
  • Individual module resit fee (taken on a stand-alone basis) £490

How to apply

Applications will open on 18 November 2019 and close on 7 January 2020. Please email postgraduate@rcplondon.ac.uk to register your interest. We will then send you full details once they are available and contact you when applications open.

If you wish to apply please follow this link.