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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education PG Cert

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education PG Cert
On successful completion of this programme you will be awarded a PG Cert. In addition you will achieve individual accreditation at D2 of the UKPSF as Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Graduates also receive a certificate in teaching learning and assessing from the Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA). 

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

PG Cert

Ancillary Award:

CPD

Level:

Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Mixed Mode

Course Length:

Usually two years

School:

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

September and January start

Entry Requirements:
This Postgraduate certificate is an in house professional development award targeting new and existing HE staff at UCLan with a professional teaching certificate. Members of staff will be supporting or potentially supporting UCLan students in teaching, learning or support role, or employed in the University of Central Lancashire or in an associated HEI or Further Education College, and demonstrate the ability to cope with Level 7 study. APL (APEL) of EH4100 Introduction to Learning and Teaching in HE or part of EH4100 will be considered on the basis of experience or study at UCLan or elsewhere especially if that experience has been accredited by the HE Academy or recognised by SEDA for the appropriate professional award. 
Programme Spec:

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification (subject to change).

Course Content

Course Outline:

The Postgraduate Certificate LTHE is a comprehensive work-based CPD Programme aimed at professionals working within a HE environment. It offers an access route to professional accreditation, and provides structured opportunities to develop, evaluate and apply knowledge and understanding of HE issues and pedagogical tools and concepts, thus enhancing professional skills and activity in teaching, assessing and supporting learning of a diverse body of students. Within the context of this postgraduate certificate, PDP is about planning and implementing professional and practice development in order to address personal and professional objectives as a new HE lecturer.

The course is built around the concept of learning communities. It is student centred and thus utilises the practice experience of participants as its main focus. Peer Observations, Action learning sets and small group work ensure a collegiate environment in which diversity is acknowledged and embraced.

  • Support for PDP
  • This includes for example collaborative learning and participants will be encouraged to reflect and to evaluate their own progress and needs as well as performance against professional descriptors and module learning outcomes.
  • Assignments involve an integral reflective component since professional development requires that participants are self critical, self aware and self directed in being able to identify, plan for, implement and evaluate their own learning and progress.
  • Other support for PDP takes the form of feedback from critical friends, peers, tutors, the module and course leaders.

Academic advice will be available from the course and module leaders and through publicity around the certificate, including through blackboard.

The PG Cert LTHE provides colleagues with:

1. Tools, techniques and concepts to help them improve/enhance the quality of their teaching, learning support and assessment activities;

2. A situated approach to addressing the above, placing these issues clearly within the institutional and HE context;

3. Theoretical, conceptual and methodological bases for addressing their own personal and professional development within the context of their subject discipline;

4. Accreditation to a professional body (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), contributing to the status and professionalism of all staff at UCLan. 

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Participants have access to an extensive selection of texts and resources provided through the on-line Blackboard platform and in the Library. A range of assessment strategies are used to facilitate the learning of all participants. The assessments are aligned to the module learning outcomes and the UKPSF D2 criteria.

Academic Expertise

In addition to the course team the programme is supported by colleagues from across the university. These colleagues have particular expertise / interest and many of them have previously undertaken the programme themselves.

Learning outcome & aims

The PG Cert LTHE provides colleagues with:

1. Tools, techniques and concepts to help them improve/enhance the quality of their teaching, learning support and assessment activities;

2. A situated approach to addressing the above, placing these issues clearly within the institutional and HE context;

3. Theoretical, conceptual and methodological bases for addressing their own personal and professional development within the context of their subject discipline;

4. Accreditation to a professional body (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), contributing to the status and professionalism of all staff at UCLan. 

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.

Testimonials

"I have looked in to different teaching theories and have integrated some ideas in to my practice"

"I have benefited from colleagues advice on teaching issues"

"I learned the importance of co-operative work with colleagues across disciplines."

"I gained awareness of, and was able to research and put into practice, educational and psychological theories"

 

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Free for UCLan staff.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

Potential applicants will need to complete the Expression of Interest form available on SharePoint via CPD4academics. 

Email teachingtoolkitadmin@uclan.ac.uk for further details

Course Leader Val Lawrenson 01772 893704 valawrenson@uclan.ac.uk

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk