Postgraduate (12 months part-time, distance learning)
12 months (September starts); 12 months (January starts)
Semester 1: Thursday 10:00 - 13:00 (September intake)
Semester 2: Thursday 10:00 - 13:00 (September and January intake)
Semester 1: Friday 10:00 - 13:00 (September intake)
Semester 2: Friday 10:00 - 13:00 (September and January intake)
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 Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), 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.
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. On successful completion of this course you will be able to apply to become a fellow of the HEA.
Successful graduates who work in Higher Education Institutions will be able to apply to become a fellow of the HEA
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support or students through their learning.
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;
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