You will learn alongside other HE teaching professionals and develop your ability to respond to the progressive and changing demands of the higher education context.
You will learn how to:
- Synthesise the dominant discourses of higher education pedagogy and the constituent elements of professionalism in higher education practice.
- Develop a scholarly and research-based approach to teaching, learning and assessment in higher education.
- Make and justify sound professional judgements within the learning contexts of higher education.
- Design transformative undergraduate experiences for all students including traditionally underrepresented groups.
- Formulate structured educational interventions that link to departmental and institutional strategies for the enhancement of higher education provision.
- Draw on current and creative developments in higher education, including technological innovation and sustainability, to inform own learning and teaching in higher education.
- Contribute to the strategic development of undergraduate curricula within an organisation in line with changing national policy directives and institution-wide priorities.
- Connect with colleagues across a range of higher education institutions to foster the development of collaborative and innovatory professional and inter-professional practices.
- Engage with the key values of the Quality Code and expertise in all dimensions of the UKPSF.
Modules may include:
- Demonstrating Professional and Inter-Professional Practice
- Building a Research Identity
- Pedagogies in Higher Education
You will be assessed through the following methods:
Online multimedia exhibit
Personal Research Portfolio
Teaching Practitioner File
This course will be delivered at the University Centre where students will have access to a HE-specific study zone, including computer facilities, and social area.
Below is what a typical offer is likely to be:
- English and Mathematics at GCSE level Grade C or above and a minimum of two A level (minimum grade D) or equivalent qualifications. These can be in any subject.
- A good first degree or equivalent qualification.
- If the degree is not in your main teaching area, you will be required to hold at least a minimum of NVQ (NQF) level 3 in your vocational area.
- A guaranteed minimum of 50 hours teaching in HE (levels 4-7) during the period of registration, at least 10 hours in the first term. This may include a range of teaching activity, including tutorials and supervision.
To attend and successfully pass an interview.
Satisfactory enhanced check for regulated activity with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau check.
If you wish to apply for one of our part-time teacher education courses for a September 2019 start please apply here
The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Higher Education provides a route to Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowship status.
Job opportunities include higher education teaching in:
• General and specialist further education colleges delivering Higher Education programmes
• Higher Education Institutions