12 months
13250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Improve your knowledge and understanding of teaching practice and advance your professional skills! The Learning and Teaching for Higher Education programme at University of Cumbria has been designed by staff highly experienced in academic practice, providing you all the skills you need in supporting student learning in higher education.

Visit the official programme website for more information


We understand that you will have a busy working life, which is why our flexible approach to learning will allow you to study at a pace that best suits you. You'll develop professional skills and values in your work role, gaining professional accreditation with the HE Academy and the NMC that will help you advance to new levels in your career.

Graduate destinations

In the Learning and Teaching for Higher Education  programme at University of Cumbria , you'll gain professional recognition and an entry into further study at a masters level. We recommend the MA in Education Professional Practice if your interest is pedagogical research, or the MSc Practice Development for those with health-related interests.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules

  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment
  • Researching Academic Practice
  • Curriculum Design and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is available to applicants who are currently employed by the University of Cumbria, or an organisation that has a formal partnership with the University of Cumbria, and employees of the NHS seeking to qualify as a Practice Teacher or Teacher (NMC recognition option only).
  • You should have a good honours degree (2:2 or above), however suitable professional experience may be an accepted alternative. As this programme is designed around work-place learning, applicants are expected to undertake higher education teaching or learning support for at least 30 hours per module, in order to achieve the learning outcomes within their work context. Applicants choosing the NMC recognition option must have a minimum of three years practice to become a Higher Education Nursing Teacher - see NMC Requirements for details.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

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.


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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