Learning and Teaching (Higher Education), Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
Practice–based and underpinned by theory, our Learning and Teaching (Higher Education) course at Anglia Ruskin University is essential for staff wishing to offer their students the very best of teaching excellence. You’ll be taught by an expert team of active researchers in higher education.

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Practice–based and underpinned by theory, our Learning and Teaching (Higher Education) course at Anglia Ruskin University is essential for staff wishing to offer their students the very best of teaching excellence. You’ll be taught by an expert team of active researchers in higher education.

If you’re new to teaching in higher education or already teach higher education courses in the further education environment, our course is for you. Accredited against the Higher Education Academy Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), our PG Cert encourages participants to reflect upon their own practice, learn from sharing practice with others, and develop a deep understanding of educational models framing Higher Education in contemporary university settings.

Regardless of whether you study it face-to-face or online, our highly interactive course exposes you to the very best teaching practice. Our qualified and experienced team offer face-to-face sessions at both our Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses; if you need the flexibility to study when and where suits you, our distance learning option will give you all the skills you need to succeed in this environment. Each module of our course has a compulsory teaching observation.

You’ll have access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which gives you a wide range of teaching and learning material as well as hosting interactive opportunities for you to engage with other students. You’ll be encouraged to try out new approaches to your own practice, as well as share your existing practice with others.

Before you start your course you’ll be invited to a face-to-face induction at our Chelmsford or Cambridge campus, giving you the opportunity to get to know the course, your fellow students and the campus better. If you’re studying by distance learning you’re more than welcome to come to an induction.

Accreditation

Anglia Ruskin University was awarded university status in 1992. Today, with a student population of 31,000, we are one of the largest universities in the East of England, and a large provider of part-time education.

Our students are on courses leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as to a range of professional qualifications. In addition to being one of the most significant suppliers of nurses and teachers to the professions, we offer an ever expanding range of contemporary courses designed to meet the needs of the individual and the requirements of a knowledge-based economy.

Our main campuses at Cambridge and Chelmsford attract students not only from the East of England but in increasing numbers from mainland Europe and from further afield. In addition, our University has an extensive network of contacts with institutions throughout the world, delivering courses in countries as far removed as Malaysia and Trinidad.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Reflective Practice

  • Developing Assessment for Learning

Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change.

Assessment

Assessment for the Enhancing Learning and Teaching through Reflective Practice module is through the completion of a patchwork text (a series of separate pieces of work that are ‘sewn’ together at the end to link to the structure of the module) and reflective commentary; it includes the observation of your teaching.

The Developing Assessment for Learning module is based on a negotiated format which you can discuss with your tutor and also includes a reflective commentary. You could choose to carry out a patchwork text, group project or an essay, depending on your individual strengths and the methods you work best with.

We use online submission and feedback for our final assessments. With students across the sector increasingly expected to use online plagiarism detection software packages, this offers you an insight into both ‘sides’ of the tool, as well as the opportunity to try out the system from a ‘student’ perspective.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Weekday
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

Candidates must already be employed in an appropriate higher educational context and must have regular access to students so that they can be observed whilst teaching them. A first degree is desirable and a high standard of written English is essential. Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3667 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3667 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2033 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2033 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Distance learning, 2016/17: £2,167

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • The International Merit Scholarship
  • International Alumni Scholarship
  • Transfer Scholarship
  • GREAT Scholarship
  • Sports scholarships
  • The British Chevening Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
  • Additional scholarships information
  • British Council
  • Postgrad. Solutions
  • Publishing Bursaries

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