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PG Cert Education Practice

The PG Cert enables those teaching and supporting learning in a post-compulsory education environment to develop their knowledge and skills as educators. It is particularly helpful if you are new to teaching and want to learn about pedagogical approaches.

Through the exploration of scholarly approaches, the PG Cert will enhance your understanding of educational approaches that contribute to developing students as self-motivated, independent, life-long learners and develop a professional, reflective approach to your educational practice. This includes all areas of academic practice, including teaching and learning support, assessment, curriculum development, educational research, learning technologies and academic leadership.

Successful completion of the PGCert may lead to nomination for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

For full details, including entry requirements and how to apply, view our course page.

Further details


The programme runs over one year. You are advised to discuss the implications for a balanced workload and probation requirements with your line manager. To explore the options available, contact us.

Assessment of prior learning

If you already have some experience of HE-level teaching, or hold another relevant teaching qualification, you may be eligible for credit against some of the units which will enable you to ‘fast track’ through the programme.