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Postgraduate Certificate Education Practice

Gain the core knowledge, skills and professional values to undertake and enhance your practice as an educator in Higher Education.

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Why study PG Cert Education Practice at BU?

  • Develop your initial and continuing professional development as a critical reflective practitioner who is prepared to fully engage with the changing HE environment 
  • Engage in the variety of learning, teaching and assessment practices that support and underpin your learning 
  • Engage with educational scholarship integrated with your research and/or professional activities 
  • Develop discipline-specific strategies for teaching and learning, which are informed by questions about how and why you might approach things in particular ways 
  • Upon graduating you’ll be enabled to foster effective and dynamic approaches to teaching and learning through creativity, innovation and continuous reflective development. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Online study

Study entirely online providing flexibility of engagement, minimal obstacles to participation, and the opportunity to engage with a global network of educators in Higher Education.

Key information

Next start date:

January 2022, September 2022, January 2023, September 2023


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


1 year part-time

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in any subject. Applicants should be teaching in a practice or academic setting. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in each component of speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

Confirmation of your start start date will be sent by the admissions team.

Download the programme specification (pdf 249kb)

Your application

Entry requirements

Costs and fees

Further study

Research is fundamental to the development and delivery of Higher Education. At BU we recognise this, and place research at the core of our activities. You can find out more about our research themes online.

Such is our commitment to research that we have over 200 students studying for a research degree at BU. They are all members of the Doctoral College and are undertaking projects that will make a real difference in tomorrow’s world.

To find out more about the subject areas for research, visit our doctoral research pages.

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

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