• Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) from Falmouth University responds to the growing focus of Higher Education on developing excellence in teaching and learning, especially teaching and learning that is not solely concerned with traditional face-to-face delivery but instead combines this with the digital advantages of e-learning.

About

Delivered online, you will benefit from the ‘learning by doing’ approach and discover through your own learning experience, what it’s like to learn and teach, both face-to-face and online.

This online Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from Falmouth University is for you if you want to:
  • Become more confident in your practice and your ability to respond to the rapidly shifting HE sector.
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in using online and blended learning delivery to support and enhance student learning.
  • Study among peers across different cultural backgrounds, gaining exposure to new perspectives and ideas of teaching and learning practice.
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification for teaching and learning in Higher Education.

Studying flexibly with Falmouth University

The creative sector continues to grow globally. Whether you seek to enhance or begin your career in the creative sector, Falmouth University's flexible learning programmes equip you with the right skills and knowledge to do so, without interrupting your income and career progression.

Key Facts

  • Learn flexibly from home, the workplace or on the move anywhere in the world through Falmouth Flexible intuitive online learning platform.
  • Get student benefits, as a Falmouth Flexible student, you enjoy the same status as any on-campus students, from receiving a Student ID card and qualifying to apply for a NUS student discount card.
  • Graduate with an award equal in title and quality as given to Falmouth university on campus students and have the opportunity to attend your graduation ceremony in the UK.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Supporting Student Learning
  • Developing Flexible Learning Environments

Assessments

  • You will be assessed through written coursework and practical activities, such as
  • Work-based assignments that are grounded in your current teaching and learning practice where you apply pedagogical scholarship and best practice to develop it 
  • Written assessments where you design and critically evaluate your curriculum
  • Practical assessments where you plan, deliver, and evaluate learning activities with your learners, in both face to face and online/blended learning contexts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description
      30 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

  • All applications are considered on an individual basis. Students would normally be expected to hold an honours degree. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree, and those without formal qualifications or accreditation but with substantial, relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • As part of the application process you will be asked to submit a description of your prior experience, motivations for studying the course and how you believe it will develop your career aspirations.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2950 GBP per year and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2950 GBP per year and a duration of 6 months.
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Funding

Loans can be up to £10,609 per student for your whole course.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

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.