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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 PG Cert leads automatically to Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowship and registration of Teacher Status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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

Further details

Professional accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in relation to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (HEA UKPSF) and the Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (NMC). Successful completion of all three units leads to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. For nurses and midwives, completion of the three units will enable you to register for the Nursing & Midwifery Council Teacher standard


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.