12 months
575 GBP/module
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The PgCert in Higher Education at University of Huddersfield aims to enable you to become a competent and skilled practitioner in all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment in higher education.


About the Higher Education course at University of Huddersfield

Whether you’re a newly qualified or experienced member of staff teaching on higher education programmes, this course allows you to work towards being awarded your all-important Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Why Higher Education PgCert?

  • HEA Fellowship brings a range of benefits to develop and progress your career. It provides a valuable measure of success and is increasingly sought by employers across the higher education sector as a condition of appointment and promotion. Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) works with higher education providers and organisations to improve the professional experience of HE teachers through fellowships, accreditation, awards and professional development.
  • The Higher Education PgCert provides a flexible development programme in teaching and learning for staff already teaching higher education courses. 
  • You’ll be encouraged to embrace professional values and attitudes to teaching, learning and assessment and the course provides a framework which enables you to do this. Through this process you’ll be encouraged to reflect upon your own professional experiences and set up your own targets for professional development. This enables you to evidence engagement with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
  • You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers and have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.


A postgraduate qualification is a great way to stand out from your colleagues and position yourself for a promotion or pursue a career change.  In fact, here at Huddersfield, 98.4% of our postgraduates find employment or go onto further study within six months of graduating. 9 in 10 of them go onto work in professional or managerial roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Supporting and Assessing Students in Higher Education
  •  Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have an Honours degree at 2:2 or above, or a professional equivalent.
  • All entrants must be teaching, supporting and assessing with higher education (National Qualifications Framework and the Qualifications and Credit Framework level 4 or above) and have an average of at least six hours teaching (this could include team teaching) per week.
  • Applicants who already have Higher Education Academy (HEA) accreditation can enter the PgCert Higher Education award by taking the 20-credit module, the Inspire Conference. This module and route are only available to those who have HEA Fellowship.
  • To apply, if you are taking this 60 credit version, please choose PgCHE (non HEA route). If you are taking the Inspire Conference, then choose PgCHE (Inspire Conference) when you choose your course in the online application form.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    575 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 575 GBP per module during 12 months.

Tuition for national students: 

  • £575 per 15 credit module.
  • £1,150 per 30 credit module.
Tuition fees for international students will be quoted in your offer letter

Living costs for Huddersfield

600 - 1000 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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