Postgraduate ( part-time, distance learning)
January 2018, September 2017
12 months (September starts); 12 months (January starts)
Semester 1: Thursday 10:00 - 13:00 (part-time Chelmsford) or Friday 10:00 - 13:00 (part-time Cambridge).
Semester 2: Thursday 10:00 - 13:00 (part-time Chelmsford) or Friday 10:00 - 13:00 (part-time Cambridge).
Practice–based and underpinned by theory, our course 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.
Course Contact: Sue Kitchin
Successful graduates who work in Higher Education Institutions will be able to apply to become a fellow of the HEA
With the needs of the 21st century classroom constantly changing, our course will provide you with the transferable skills to communicate, research and apply relevant knowledge to teaching practice. Our course offers Fellowship status of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), alongside the tools and skills to give you the potential to progress to Senior and Principal Fellowship awards in the future.
The PG Cert modules can contribute towards an MA Education, and ultimately towards Professional Doctorate/PhD study.
Our compulsory teaching observations mean you do need to be working in a teaching position.
Links with industry and professional recognition
Our course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy, and when you graduate you’ll be able to work in Higher Education Institutions as well as have adaptable skills for other teaching and learning contexts.
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.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.
Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:
Important additional notes
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. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Part-time, distance learning postgraduate ()
January 2018, September 2017
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