The Professional Practice in Higher Education (PPHE) programme will help you, as a staff member or research student, to meet the key challenges of working in the rapidly changing world of higher education.
These challenges – of teaching, supporting student learning, employability, sustainability, new technologies, team management, enterprise, quality assurance and external accountability – range across the whole business of higher education, and can rarely be addressed in isolation. They raise many questions about how best to enhance teaching and research within particular contexts, and about how managers and administrators can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of current practices, not least in terms of addressing students´ needs and aspirations, enriching their learning experiences, and raising the enduring value of their learning outcomes.
By sharing ideas, knowledge and expertise about our professional practices we can both deepen our understanding of the challenges we face and realise opportunities to make improvements through innovations and the adoption of best practices. The PPHE programme will help you evidence your commitment to professional development and to enhance the quality of your work, as well as the development of higher education in your workplace.
You’ll normally be required to possess an undergraduate degree awarded by a UK higher education institution, or an equivalent qualification from overseas. See ´entry requirements´ for more information.
Applicants who have previously completed postgraduate-level courses or modules that can be recognised as appropriate to the study of Professional Practice in Higher Education may be enrolled with advanced standing through our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). Similarly, applicants who can evidence a substantial body of work-based experience relevant to the programme, as through a reflective portfolio, can apply for the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). APL and APEL credits can then be counted towards the numbers of the credits required for a PGCert or a PGDip within the PPHE programme.
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (30 credits)*
Course Design and Assessment (15)*
Using Learning Technology in Higher Education (15)*
Research Degree Supervision (30)**
Research Management (30)**
Mentoring and Coaching in Higher Education (15)
Curriculum Models and Curriculum Development in Higher Education (15)
The Teacher Practitioner (15)
Teaching and Supporting Academic Writing in Higher Education (15)
Quality Management in Higher Education (15)
Linking Teaching and Research (15)
Sustainability in Higher Education (15)
Delivering Effective Outcomes and Change through Teams (15)
Enterprise and Higher Education (15)
E-learning, Teaching and Assessment (15)
E-learning: hardware and software (15)
E-learning with Web 2.0 (15)
Designing and Conducting a Pedagogical Research Project (15)
The Role of Information Literacy in Students´ Learning and Research (15)
Teaching and Learning within and beyond the Disciplines (15)
Marketing Matters in Higher Education (15)
Employability in Higher Education (15)
Pedagogical Research Project (30)
Master´s Project or Dissertation (60)
The PPHE programme is designed to support the development of all academic and professional staff, teaching, managing or supporting HE students, at a time when evidence of professional development is increasingly expected of all staff, not least for new appointments and promotions. A recognised certificate in teaching in higher education is becoming a requirement for all lecturing positions in the UK, and our certificate enables participants to become more effective and confident HE lecturers. The certificate is recognised by the Higher Education Academy: completion of the ´Teaching and Learning in HE´ module (HE7001) leads automatically to Associate Fellowship, and completion of 3 modules (HE7001, 7002 and 7003) leads to Fellowship of the HEA. This means that the CPLHE qualification is recognised by other institutions as a teaching qualification for HE and is equivalent to other HEA-accredited postgraduate certificates in HE.
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