The Postgraduate Certificate in Developing Professional Practice in Higher Education is for you if you’re an early career academic, or a learning support practitioner seeking accreditation. Also if you are a postgraduate student in a full-time research role in an academic environment with some teaching duties.
The course Developing Professional Practice in Higher Education is unique, as it’s offered exclusively through distance learning, in addition to face-to-face support being available from tutors. The PGCertHE is a flexible and bespoke programme of study that supports participants in identifying and progressing specific areas for enhancement. The interactive nature of the programme creates a dynamic environment where you can come together to share experiences and provide peer support.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
Investigating Learning and Teaching Through Action Research
Approaches to Teaching
Planning Learning in Higher Education
Developing Good Practice in Assessment
Culture, Communication and Learning
Building on Student Strengths
Innovation and Technology in Learning and Teaching
Employability and Work Based Learning
Developing and Supervising Research
Learning and teaching methods
Delivery of this distance learning course is via Moodle, the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, supported by video conferencing. You must ensure you have adequate access to the internet to support these tools.
Each topic of study makes use of video, audio powerpoint presentations, an online reading list, online tutorials and an e-portfolio. Guest lectures by experts from other Higher Education institutions will also take place and included where appropriate.
Further study is available and can lead to a Postgraduate Diploma or MA awards.
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