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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

University of Worcester

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About

The Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme of University of Worcester is specifically designed for those currently working in Higher Education. Our Postgraduate Certificate is an experiential, work-based learning programme which can be studied alongside your day job.

Overview

The Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme of University of Worcester consists of three modules which provide you with an opportunity to gain knowledge, understanding and capabilities in learning, teaching, assessment and academic practice.

Key features

  • The programme is supported through a series of interactive study sessions
  • We seek to develop practitioners with clear professional values, who understand teaching as facilitating learning and who are constantly seeking to improve their practice in a reflective, scholarly'and theoretically informed way

Who's this course for?

This PGCLTHE is designed specifically for:

  • Higher Education lecturers, tutors and academics
  • Those supporting Higher Education in a Further Education setting
  • Anyone working in Higher Education, whose role includes significant responsibility for supporting student learning.

Where could it take you?

Employability

This course will provide an opportunity for you to gain knowledge, understanding and capabilities in learning, teaching, assessment and academic practice, and will help you to develop clear professional values, understand teaching as facilitating learning and improve your practice in a reflective, scholarly and theoretically informed way.

Accreditation

The PGCLTHE is accredited by Advance HE at Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA) for the first module LTHE4141, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)  for the complete course.

Completion of the full PGCLTHE meets Descriptor 2 of the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teachers in HE and confers Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Completion of the first module of the programme, 'Supporting Student Learning', meets Descriptor 1 of the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teachers in HE and confers Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Programme Structure

  • The programme aims to:

    • provide an opportunity for participants to engage in accredited initial and continuing professional development in teaching and support of learning in HE
    • enable participants to meet the requirements of the UKPSF (in either Associate or Fellow categories)
    • provide support with higher education learning, teaching or assessment issue participants may face
    • promote a student-centred approach to learning, teaching and assessment
    • challenge and develop participants' learning, teaching and assessment practice
    • increase understanding of the learning process so participants can make informed decisions about course design and choice of learning, teaching and assessment methods
    • foster transformational reflective practice
    • encourage participant engagement with systematic inquiry into professional practice
    • support participants' development as skilled teachers of their discipline

Lecturers

Members of the course team are experienced tutors who engage in pedagogic research and have received recognition for their excellent HE teaching.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

24/Jan/2022

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

You will normally have the following:

  • A first or second-class Honours Degree
  • Current and ongoing experience of supporting the learning of HE students
  • Current experience, or anticipated experience during the period of the programme, of curriculum and assessment design at HE level
Prior experience is valued on the PGCLTHE. Those course members who have the equivalent of three years full-time experience in a related educational setting can claim accreditation of prior learning against a module towards the certificate.

Tuition Fee

Staff from other HE providers can also apply for the course and should consult with the Course Leader or the Admissions team to discuss the fees structure.

Living costs for Worcester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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