Why study for a PG Certificate in Education Practice at BU?

  • Enhance your continuing professional development as a critical reflective practitioner who is fully prepared to engage with the changing Higher Education environment 
  • Engage in a variety of learning, teaching and assessment practices that support and underpin your own learning 
  • Engage with educational scholarship relevant to your professional educational activities 
  • Develop discipline-specific strategies for teaching and learning, which are informed by research and reflection 
  • Develop effective and dynamic approaches to teaching and learning through creativity, innovation and continuous reflective development
  • Study online and work 'anytime' on activities, reading and assignments.

Please note: this course is intended for those who already teach and/or support learning in a Higher Education setting. It is not Initial Teacher Training and does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status, but it can lead to HEA Fellowship. There may be additional fees for AdvanceHE fellowship award (currently this does not apply to students from BU, the NHS, MoD and AUB). 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Online study

Study entirely online, work flexibly with high quality resources and support from expert tutors, and engage with fellow HE professionals from a range of different disciplines. Successful completion of the programme by eligible candidates can lead to nomination for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, January 2025




1 year part-time


Advance HE

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 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) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.