Build upon your on-the-job experience with a professional qualification that develops and evidences your knowledge in learning and teaching in the higher education environment.
The classroom of today is changing, and we understand the importance of making learning and teaching more active, engaging and inclusive of all learners. Whether you’re a new or experienced teacher, our PG Cert will expose you to the very best in teaching practices that recognises the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and positively impact upon the modern classroom as a learning environment, teaching quality and student outcomes.
Accredited by the Higher Education Academy, our postgraduate certificate is designed to give you additional theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills to challenge your current working strategies and build upon them.
Designed for those currently in a teaching position in higher education, our course is available part-time or by distance learning to suit your needs. Relevant to your workplace, you can apply the skills directly to your own practice and you’ll complete a teaching observation during each module.
You’ll get involved in a demanding and highly interactive experience with a range of study methods, allowing you to draw on the expertise of the highly qualified professionals in our teaching team. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved with face-to-face sessions on both our Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses, or you can choose to study the course wholly online.
Our course offers Fellowship status of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) with the potential to progress subsequently to Senior and Principal Fellowship. Your module credits can contribute towards our MA Education and be your first step towards a Professional Doctorate or PhD.
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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 also assessed through the completion of a patchwork text and continues your reflective commentary as well as an observation of your teaching.
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
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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 email@example.com for further information.
The course you have applied for requires you to evidence your professional practice of teaching Higher Education students at the Higher Education Academy Fellowship level. Therefore, we need to ensure that the institution in which you work can confirm that your teaching role supports these requirements and that they will provide a suitably qualified observer as part of your PG Cert assessment.
Therefore, as part of your application, you will need to provide a reference from them that confirms;
Part-time, distance learning postgraduate ()
January 2019, September 2018
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