Studying the PGCert Higher Education provides an important grounding in teaching techniques and practices, as well as providing support mechanisms for the continuing development of your teaching practice. The programme is fully accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Why study PGCert Higher Education at Middlesex University?
The PGCert Higher Education is a vital developmental qualification for both new members of academic staff who are just embarking on a career in Higher Education, as well as those who may have been teaching for a while but have had no formal guidance in learning and teaching strategies.
It is mandatory for all new members of academic staff 0.5 FTE and above who join the University, and should be undertaken within the first two years of service. You will not need to undertake the programme if you have achieved a similar, recognised qualification at another institution.
Successful completion of the full programme confers Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) status on members of staff with a stepping off point of Associate Fellow of the HEA after two modules.
The course is designed to enhance your existing teaching practice through your day-to-day work, allowing you to reflect on day-to-day experiences
Following completion of the PGCert, students will receive 60 credits at Masters level and be eligible to go on to complete an MA in Higher Education
What will you study on the PGCert Higher Education?
The programme comprises three modules that allow students to develop their practice at an appropriate level and pace.
The programme offers an important grounding in teaching techniques and practices as well as providing support mechanisms for the continuing development of teaching practice beyond the confines of the programme itself. The programme is fully accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
This programme is taught through two modes:
1. Face-to-face with study days throughout the year and engaging in reflection on practice 2. Distance learning, delivered entirely online with dedicated tutor support
What are the entry requirements for PGCert Higher Education?
Participants should be actively supporting learning and teaching in a Higher Education setting. This includes academic teaching staff, but also other members of staff, such as technicians, librarians and other professionals actively supporting learning and teaching in HE.
Participants must also have a good first degree.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.