This is a specifically designed work-based learning programme that takes place alongside, and complements, employment supporting HE student learning.
The three modules 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 and theoretically informed way.
The programme will provide support in any educational problems you face, and increase your understanding of the learning process so you can make informed decisions about course design and teaching methods.
The cours will support your development as a skilled teacher, researcher and scholar, as well as encouraging your engagement with policy, strategy and quality considerations and enhancing your career management.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is designed specifically for HE lecturers, tutors and academics, those supporting HE in a FE setting, and anyone working in HE, whose role includes significant responsibility for supporting student learning.
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 and theoretically informed way.
Completion of the PGCert meets level 2 of the UK Professional Standards for Teachers in HE. Completion of the first module of the programme, Supporting Student Learning, demonstrates attainment of level 1 of the Standards.
The PGCert is accredited by both the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) and the Higher Education Academy. The certificate is accredited at Fellowship level with the HE Academy. The module Supporting Student Learning provides Associate Fellowship with the HE Academy specifically for those for whom learning and teaching is a smaller part of their role in HE.
The programme is supported through a series of eight interactive study days. These offer the chance to experience and discuss a variety of learning activities. Regular lunchtime support sessions, e-learning materials, as well as peer, mentor and line manager support all feed into the learning of the programme. Each module is assessed by a portfolio based on your work facilitating learning in HE.
Each portfolio will demonstrate your engagement with the values of the programme and the specific learning outcomes of the module. The portfolios require a reflective commentary, linking examples of your developing practice, through critical reflection, to relevant theory and research. However, the majority of the material in the portfolio will be work you complete as a normal part of your teaching or learning support role.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
You will normally have the following:
Prior experience is valued on the PGCert. 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.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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