• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 8 months
Develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of education and theories of learning on the Education (Educational Practice) pogramme offered by University of Essex Online. The expert tutors will encourage and support you to attain knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, theories and approaches related to education, learning, teaching and much more!


Working alongside fellow teaching professionals, this Education (Educational Practice) course from University of Essex Online examines professional practice in higher education while also imparting the skills and knowledge to engage in a range of practices to ensure ongoing professional development, including critical reflection, research and enquiry, and participation in discourse with relevant communities of practice.

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.


The course is dedicated to improving employability amongst the graduates. The online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

This PG Cert Education (Educational Practice) allows you to network and communicate with fellow professionals while also discovering improvements appropriate for your own professional practice.

At the end of this course you will be able to select and use appropriate approach, techniques and resources to facilitate learning in any given educational context while also critically evaluating the impact of assessment and feedback on learners and their learning.

The ability to examine professional practice in education through processes of critical enquiry, reflection and practice-based research you’ll develop will also equip you to evaluate and critically reflect upon your own teaching practice.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Educational Practice) is an ideal stepping stone for qualified teachers to expand and enhance their professional development in order to access senior leadership roles.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Philosophy of Education and Theories of Learning & Teaching
  • Delivering Effective Teaching and Learning
  • Introduction to Educational Assessment
  • Using Technology in Teaching, Learning and Assessment 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.

Work Experience

At least two years’ teaching experience in a post-compulsory educational setting.

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

    3635 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3635 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3635 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3635 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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