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Building on our long established social work degrees and practice teacher courses, we are offering a step on, step off pathway in practice education, which is taught part-time and is usually delivered on Mondays. Read more
Building on our long established social work degrees and practice teacher courses, we are offering a step on, step off pathway in practice education, which is taught part-time and is usually delivered on Mondays.

The programme begins with the Practice Education 1 module (Stage 1), that is required for social workers wanting to work with a student on a pre-qualifying social work course.

The module Practice Education 2 meets the Stage 2 requirements for social workers working with a final year social work student.

Social workers wanting to advance their skills in practice education can study for further modules leading to the PgCert (1 year), PgDip (2 years) or MA (3 years) in Practice Education (Social Work).

This course offers opportunities for you to develop a sound understanding and knowledge of your role as a practice educator in relation to teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum design. It will enhance your leadership skills by encouraging critical reflection, working with and learning from service users and carers and inter-professional learning.

The Practice Educator Award and PgCert are recognised by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and lead to recognition as Associate Fellow or Fellow of the HEA.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/practice-education-social-work-associate-fellow-pgcert-pgdip-ma-stage-1-stage-2

Modules

Year 1:
Core modules:
- Practice education 1
- Practice education 2
- Curriculum perspectives

Year 2:
Core modules:
- Research methodology and strategy
- Leadership in practice education
- Plus optional units from the practice education pathway or the wider postgraduate framework

Year 3:
Core modules:
- Dissertation module (MA only) 12,000 words

Employability

The course has strong links with local social care employers and service user and carer groups.

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This programme is designed to offer a flexible practice education pathway for those involved in supporting health and social care learners both in practice and academic settings. Read more
This programme is designed to offer a flexible practice education pathway for those involved in supporting health and social care learners both in practice and academic settings. It is possible to 'step off' or pause after the Practice Teacher Award (40 credits), or the PgCert Practice Education (60 credits), and after the award of PgDip in Practice Education (120 credits). This course is delivered part-time on Mondays.

The programme incorporates the elements required by Nurses and Midwives who wish to become Community or Specialist Practice Teachers or Nurse/Midwife Teachers recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The programme also meets the needs of those Allied Health Professionals who wish to be recognised by their professional bodies.

Applicants will be graduates, a registered health or social care professional currently employed in a post that supports learning and assessment in practice. This may take a variety of forms, from: supporting mentor updating and development, having an active clinical role whilst supporting staff in their professional development, having a clinical role whilst supporting staff in their professional development, being involved in practice development and or/contributing to practice based-research, acting as a link tutor or even teaching full-time in an Higher Education Institution (HEI). Your teaching role will be underpinned by appropriate professional and academic qualifications, research, education and/or practice development activity that provides the evidence base for your teaching.

The Practice Teacher Award and PgCert are recognised by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and lead to recognition as Associate Fellow or Fellow of the HEA.

Applicants undertaking the full MA Practice Education Dissertation will also be provided with additional group tutorials throughout the length of the dissertation unit.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/practice-education-associate-fellow-pgcert-pgdip-ma

Modules

Community/Specialist Practice Teacher:
- Practice education 1
- Practice education 2

PGCE (as above, plus):
- Curriculum perspectives

PgDip (as above, plus):
- Research methodology and strategy
- Leadership in practice education
- Plus optional units from the practice education pathway or the wider postgraduate framework

MA (as above, plus):
- Dissertation 18-20,000 words

It will take one year to complete the Specialist Practice Teacher Award and PgCert / NMC Recorded Teacher Status, two years to complete the PgDip and up to 5 years can be taken to complete the MA part-time.

Employability

The programme incorporates the elements required by nurses and midwives who wish to become community or specialist practice teachers or nurse/midwife teachers (recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council). The programme also meets the needs of those allied health professionals who wish to be recognised by their professional bodies.

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This course is suitable if you are involved in teaching or supporting learning in higher education. It is designed for both experienced and newly appointed academic staff. Read more
This course is suitable if you are involved in teaching or supporting learning in higher education. It is designed for both experienced and newly appointed academic staff. You gain the skills, understanding and confidence to develop an informed, reflective and self-critical approach to learning, teaching and assessment activities. Prior qualifications and experience determine your entry level.

The course develops your understanding of theory and practice relating to learning, teaching and assessment in higher education. You develop your skills in creating and managing effective learning environments, module and course design, and how best to support students in higher education. It also aims to increase your awareness and understanding of the wider higher education context, current issues and the role of an academic in higher education today. Each module includes an observed assessment of your teaching.

The course sits within the Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredited TALENT framework at Sheffield Hallam. Completing the module learning and teaching in higher education leads to Associate Fellowship of the HEA, equating to ‘descriptor 1’ within the UK Professional Standards Framework.

Completing the full postgraduate certificate leads to Fellowship of the HEA, equating to ‘descriptor 2’ of the UK Professional Standards Framework. These are both nationally recognised within Higher Education. If you are not a member of staff at Sheffield Hallam you need to pay an admin fee to the HEA to claim your fellowship.

After completing this course, you may wish to progress onto the PgDip and MA Education.

For more information, visit the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/pgcert-learning-and-teaching-in-higher-education

Further information

For more information regarding our routes into teaching, including funding, placements, QTS skills tests and career prospects visit our teach site: http://www.shu.ac.uk/teach/

Professional recognition

This course sits within the Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredited TALENT framework at Sheffield Hallam and completing both modules leads to Fellowship of the HEA.

Course structure

Part time – typically 1 year. Starts September and January
-September starters currently attend every Wednesday afternoon from 1-4pm for both modules. There is a two-day course induction on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 September 2016.
-January starters currently attend every Friday afternoon from 1-4pm for both modules. There is a two-day course induction on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 January 2017.

Modules
-Learning and teaching in higher education
-Extending the professional role in higher education

Assessment: assessment is based completely upon coursework.

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This part time distance learning award aims to enhance your skills in the facilitation of the learning of others within your own workplace setting. Read more
This part time distance learning award aims to enhance your skills in the facilitation of the learning of others within your own workplace setting. Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage provides the opportunity for accreditation as Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

The award will enable you to:
-Examine, reflect upon and improve your teaching skills.
-Consider the strengths, drawbacks and practical implications of different teaching methods and relate these to your own workplace setting.
-Deepen your knowledge of the evidence base for some of the underpinning theory of education.

The course is aimed at all medical educators, clinical and postgraduate tutors, nurses, health visitors and therapists, general practice course organisers and trainers, undergraduate tutors and all others involved in teaching in a health or social care setting. It is suitable for experienced teachers who wish to up-date or re-assess their skills as well as novice teachers looking for a ‘teaching tool-box’ of new skills and knowledge.

You will expect to complete the MSc between three and five years, however you may also choose to exit this course with one of the three awards, each stage being worth 60 credits of study (please see module information below) and will normally take 12 -15 months to achieve.

In order to fit in with your work commitments this is a distance learning course and you can join at any point in the academic year. Whilst you can study at your own pace, the modules run over a 12 week period. All course material necessary for the modules is available on line through Staffordshire University’s virtual learning environment, ‘Blackboard’. This approach to learning offers you choice and flexibility about when you access your learning materials and you are able to study at a pace that suits you.

You are expected to engage with all on-line activities in a timely manner and you should be prepared to allocate around 150 hours of independent study per module including engagement with on-line resources, reading time, and assignment preparation.

The Postgraduate Certificate stage of study comprises of 4 x 15 credit modules (see below) which provide an underpinning knowledge of educational theory, aiming to improve your teaching and learning skills with your learners / trainees in your workplace. You will consider all aspects of teaching and learning from devising a lesson plan to assessing a learner at the end of their period of study. You will consider how students learn and how you can adapt your teaching style to optimise learning; you will evaluate the effectiveness of various teaching methods and how you use the resources available to you in your own teaching practice; you will reflect upon the effectiveness of your teaching style and will analyse the assessment methods utilised in the teaching and learning process.

Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage provides the opportunity for accreditation as Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

The Postgraduate Diploma stage of study also comprises of 4 x 15 credit modules (see below) although it is designed to give you more flexibility in what you learn. You will consider your own workplace as a learning environment and contemplate the current practice within health education and the impact this has on your own learners / trainees. You will have the opportunity to develop your own module around an area of interest to you in relation to medical education and you will undertake a research methods module to equip you with the essential skills prior to starting your Masters stage of the award.

The final year of the MSc in Medical Education consists of a single 60 credit piece of work that may be a dissertation (desk based or empirical) or a project based change. The topic should be one that is relevant and interesting to you both personally and professionally and, in order to meet the requirements of the award, should be within the broad topic area of ‘medical education’. There will be opportunity within your programme to discuss the possible focus of this stage of your study with tutors, although to help give you some ideas for a subject area, previous topics studied by students on the medical education award have included mentoring, medical students with dyslexia, e-learning, roles of staff, evaluation of training programmes, and use of students as patients in training.

You will be allocated a dissertation / project based change supervisor to guide you through this stage of your study.

Course content

You will undertake a total of 180 credits to achieve the Masters in Medical Education. Each stage of the award is worth 60 credits, therefore to achieve the:
Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education you will study:
-Introduction to Educational Theory (15 credits)
-Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Healthcare (15 credits)
-Assessment and Appraisal in Healthcare Education (15 credits)
-Observation and Reflection on Healthcare Teaching (15 credits)
-Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate will lead to accreditation as Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Postgraduate Diploma Medical Education you will go on to study:
-The Culture of Education in Healthcare (15 credits)
-Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Education (15 credits)
-Negotiated Module (15 credits)
-Research Methods and Methodologies (15 credits)

Masters in Medical Education you will go on to study:
-Project Based Change (60 Credits)
OR
-Masters Dissertation (60 Credits)

Employment opportunities

This award will provide an opportunity for career progression and completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage enables registration as an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy.

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Designed for experienced clinical professionals who have responsibility for education and training, the Medical Education programme covers the principles and methods of teaching and learning and their application to healthcare. Read more
Designed for experienced clinical professionals who have responsibility for education and training, the Medical Education programme covers the principles and methods of teaching and learning and their application to healthcare. The programme provides you with the skills needed to plan and deliver successful teaching and learning sessions. Its flexible, modular structure allows you to study over a period and to a level suited to your own professional needs and circumstances.

Taught by experienced clinicians and leading academics in the field of medical education, this course will enhance your knowledge and skills as an educator and give you the confidence to apply them in your own professional practice.

Elements of the course are accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Successful completion of the first module, 'Essentials of Clinical Education', entitles participants to recognition as an Associate of HEA, whilst successful completion of the PGCert entitles participants to recognition as a Fellow of HEA.

Not sure a Masters is for you?

You can gain a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma, or go on to complete the full Masters degree.

You can take the Masters in Medical Education on a part-time basis over a period of two to five years. Based on modular learning, it gives you the opportunity to progress from Certificate to Diploma to a full Masters degree (MMedEd). If you do not wish to study to Masters level, you can stop at either the Certificate or the Diploma stage, obtaining valuable qualifications that will greatly enhance your skills and knowledge.

-Certificate stage: The first three core modules to be completed in the order listed below.
-Diploma stage: Five core modules and one optional module.
-Masters stage: There are two alternative routes to the MMedEd: Masters with Professional Project OR Masters with Dissertation.

Core Modules

-Essentials of Clinical Education
-Becoming an Effective Teacher
-Assessment in Clinical Education
-Research Methods in Clinical Education
-Evidence and Values in Clinical Education

Optional Modules

-Healthcare Ethics
-Developing Leaders in Healthcare Education
-Introduction to Management in Health Service Organisations
-Learning Technologies in Healthcare Education

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The Assessment in Clinical Education is designed to improve your understanding of the approaches taken to assessment. The module will enable you to understand the theoretical frameworks for assessment and evaluation, and help you relate theory to practice. Read more
The Assessment in Clinical Education is designed to improve your understanding of the approaches taken to assessment. The module will enable you to understand the theoretical frameworks for assessment and evaluation, and help you relate theory to practice.

Assessment is an essential element of any educational process, especially for those preparing for or undertaking clinical roles. Much work has been done in recent years to improve the effectiveness of assessment

Evaluation is a key driver for curriculum change and development, and is a major component of the quality assurance cycle.

This module allows you to gain a clear understanding of assessment and evaluation, and how you can put theory into practice.

Module content

Building on earlier learning about curriculum theory and design, you will develop your understanding of the testing of learning outcomes and objectives, in order to determine if learners have achieved mastery.

The module will explore current methods and directions in assessment of learning in medicine, both formative and summative. Basic assessment theory will be explored, particularly in relation to concepts of validity, reliability and generalisability with particular emphasis on the application to clinical settings. You will be encouraged to be innovative in applying your knowledge and skills to the review of your current practice and to the solution of novel assessment problems.

As a core module for the Certificate in Medical Education accredited by the Higher Education Academy this module contributes in the following ways to meeting the Requirements of the Higher Education Academy:
-Of the five 'areas of activity' described by the HEA, this module will focus particularly on areas 3 and 5 (assessment, integrating scholarship/research into teaching).
-Of the six aspects of 'core knowledge' described by the HEA, this module will focus particularly on areas 2 and 6 (appropriate methods of assessing in the area and at the level of the academic programme, and the implications of quality assurance and quality enhancement for professional practice).
-Of the four 'professional values' described by the HEA, this module will focus particularly on values 1, 3 and 5 (respecting diverse learning communities, incorporating research/scholarship into teaching with a commitment to continuing professional development, and recognising the implications for professional practice of the wider context in which higher education operates).

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Keele’s Teaching and Learning Programme (TLHEP) is a nationally accredited one-year, Masters level part-time programme that provides new teachers in higher education with skills, knowledge and a framework for continued critical engagement with the business of teaching in higher education. Read more

Overview

Keele’s Teaching and Learning Programme (TLHEP) is a nationally accredited one-year, Masters level part-time programme that provides new teachers in higher education with skills, knowledge and a framework for continued critical engagement with the business of teaching in higher education.

The programme is consistently commended for its systems, procedures and processes by external examiners, by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The programme offers flexible provision with personal support, including the possibility of taking more than one year to complete.

MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education:
Keele University’s award of MA Learning and Teaching in Higher Education involves the completion of three 60-credit modules, each of which is also a stand-alone programme carrying its own award:

1) Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (TLHEP),
2) Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLwT),
3) Action Research (AR)

Together, these provide a part-time programme that meets the continuing professional development needs of teachers in higher education across disciplines. Drawing on the principles of reflective practice, each module focuses on a different aspect of the business of teaching in higher education:

- the nature of learning and teaching (TLHEP)
- the use of information and communication technology in teaching (TLwT)
- conducting research into ones own and institutional practice (AR)

See the website https://www.keele.ac.uk/pgtcourses/teachingandlearninginhighereducation/

Programme rationale and learning outcomes

The programme assumes that there is value in a range of kinds of learning and teaching. Teaching is viewed as an aspect of academic work that, just like research, demands both practical competencies and a theoretically informed and critical approach. Such an approach should comprise:
- Knowledge about how students learn

- Collegiality and collaboration

- An understanding of contexts

- Competence in a range of pedagogic skills and techniques

- A reflexive and experimental approach

- Exploration of personal and professional values

- Theoretical rationales grounded in awareness of the scholarship of learning and teaching

Candidates are encouraged to develop critical rationales for practice. That is, while teaching techniques are introduced and explored through the course, the main emphasis is on how we make professional judgments.

Thus the intended learning outcomes are:
1. Design and plan student learning activities and/or programmes of study, including the appropriate use of learning technology, to achieve the intended learning outcomes

2. Teach (i.e. support student learning) by using methods evaluated to be appropriate to the subject and the level of the academic programme, based on a critical evaluation of current understandings of how students learn, both generally and in the subject

3. Assess student work, and give feedback on it, to promote learning, consistent with institutional requirements and guidelines

4. Develop an effective and supportive learning environment, including individual guidance, in a way that respects them equally as individual, autonomous learners while recognizing and promoting the value of their diversity

5. Integrate with their teaching their scholarship, research and/or professional activities, and the implications of the ethical, quality assurance and quality enhancement contexts

6. Evaluate reflectively the effectiveness of their own practice, and continue their own professional development while contributing to a learning community of teachers

(60 Credits towards MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education)

Content

The course aims and learning outcomes are achieved through scholarly discussion about teaching, identifying issues and problems, drawing on a range of knowledge, skills and tools with which these can be addressed. Regular meetings and input sessions provide a forum for exchanging experiences and receiving support, and access to theoretically grounded ideas that come to underpin individuals’ critical rationales for teaching.

Session themes include lecturing, making discussions work, using technology, session planning, understanding student learning, assessment, marking and giving feedback, preventing plagiarism, evaluating your teaching, catering for diversity, internationalisation, designing modules and programmes, problem-based learning, and teaching in the natural sciences and in laboratories.

There is also a programme of practical teaching observation and support.

Teaching & Assesment

Exit points and awards:
Candidates who complete the whole programme successfully will be awarded a Keele University PG Certificate in TLHE, which gains 60 credits towards the MA LTHE and entitles you to apply for HEA Fellowship.

There is also an Associate exit point, which carries 30 level M credits and entitles you to apply for HEA Associate Fellowship. Candidates who successfully complete the Associate module can on certain conditions proceed subsequently to complete the Postgraduate Certificate.

You are assessed by the submission of a portfolio at the end of the course in July. This portfolio includes a critical commentary, evidence, observation records, action plans, and a mentor’s report.

Postgraduate Certificate candidates need to achieve all 6 intended learning outcomes and to demonstrate these in their portfolio, for which the commentary should be 8-10,000 words long.

For the Associate module you will need to achieve 3 of the 6 intended learning outcomes, demonstrated in your portfolio for which the commentary should be 4-5,000 words long.

Additional Costs

Additional costs for textbooks, inter-library loans, photocopying, printing, and potential overdue library fines.
No other additional costs for this postgraduate programme are anticipated.

Find information on Scholarships here - http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/bursariesscholarships/

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This part time distance learning award aims to enhance your skills in the facilitation of the learning of others within your own workplace setting. Read more
This part time distance learning award aims to enhance your skills in the facilitation of the learning of others within your own workplace setting. Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage provides the opportunity for accreditation as Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

The award will enable you to:
-Examine, reflect upon and improve your teaching skills.
-Consider the strengths, drawbacks and practical implications of different teaching methods and relate these to your own workplace setting.
-Deepen your knowledge of the evidence base for some of the underpinning theory of education

The course is aimed at all medical educators, clinical and postgraduate tutors, nurses, health visitors and therapists, general practice course organisers and trainers, undergraduate tutors and all others involved in teaching in a health or social care setting. It is suitable for experienced teachers who wish to up-date or re-assess their skills as well as novice teachers looking for a ‘teaching tool-box’ of new skills and knowledge.

You will expect to complete the Postgraduate Diploma between two and three years. However you may also choose to exit this course with the Postgraduate Certificate, which will normally take 12 -15 months to achieve.

In order to fit in with your work commitments this is a distance learning course and you can join at any point in the academic year. Whilst you can study at your own pace, the modules run over a 12 week period. All course material necessary for the modules is available on line through Staffordshire University’s virtual learning environment, ‘Blackboard’. This approach to learning offers you choice and flexibility about when you access your learning materials and you are able to study at a pace that suits you.

You are expected to engage with all on-line activities in a timely manner and you should be prepared to allocate around 150 hours of independent study per module including engagement with on-line resources, reading time, and assignment preparation.

The Postgraduate Certificate stage of study comprises of 4 x 15 credit modules (see below) which provide an underpinning knowledge of educational theory, aiming to improve your teaching and learning skills with your learners / trainees in your workplace. You will consider all aspects of teaching and learning from devising a lesson plan to assessing a learner at the end of their period of study. You will consider how students learn and how you can adapt your teaching style to optimise learning; you will evaluate the effectiveness of various teaching methods and how you use the resources available to you in your own teaching practice; you will reflect upon the effectiveness of your teaching style and will analyse the assessment methods utilised in the teaching and learning process.

Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage provides the opportunity for accreditation as Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

The Postgraduate Diploma stage of study also comprises of 4 x 15 credit modules (see below) although it is designed to give you more flexibility in what you learn. You will consider your own workplace as a learning environment and contemplate the current practice within health education and the impact this has on your own learners / trainees. You will have the opportunity to develop your own module around an area of interest to you in relation to medical education and you will undertake a research methods module to equip you with the essential skills prior to starting your Masters stage of the award.

Course content

You will undertake a total of 120 credits to achieve the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education. Each stage of the award is worth 60 credits, therefore to achieve the:

Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education you will study:
-Introduction to Educational Theory (15 credits)
-Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Healthcare (15 credits)
-Assessment and Appraisal in Healthcare Education (15 credits)
-Observation and Reflection on Healthcare Teaching (15 credits)
-Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate will lead to accreditation as Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Postgraduate Diploma Medical Education you will go on to study:
-The Culture of Education in Healthcare (15 credits)
-Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Education (15 credits)
-Negotiated Module (15 credits)
-Research Methods and Methodologies (15 credits)

Employment opportunities

This award will provide an opportunity for career progression and completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage enables registration as an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy.

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This part time distance learning award aims to enhance your skills in the facilitation of the learning of others within your own workplace setting. Read more
This part time distance learning award aims to enhance your skills in the facilitation of the learning of others within your own workplace setting. Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage provides the opportunity for accreditation as Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

The award will enable you to:
-Examine, reflect upon and improve your teaching skills.
-Consider the strengths, drawbacks and practical implications of different teaching methods and relate these to your own workplace setting.
-Deepen your knowledge of the evidence base for some of the underpinning theory of education.

The course is aimed at all medical educators, clinical and postgraduate tutors, nurses, health visitors and therapists, general practice course organisers and trainers, undergraduate tutors and all others involved in teaching in a health or social care setting. It is suitable for experienced teachers who wish to up-date or re-assess their skills as well as novice teachers looking for a ‘teaching tool-box’ of new skills and knowledge.

You will expect to complete the PGC between 12 -15 months to achieve.

In order to fit in with your work commitments this is a distance learning course and you can join at any point in the academic year. Whilst you can study at your own pace, the modules run over a 12 week period. All course material necessary for the modules is available on line through Staffordshire University’s virtual learning environment, ‘Blackboard’. This approach to learning offers you choice and flexibility about when you access your learning materials and you are able to study at a pace that suits you.

You are expected to engage with all on-line activities in a timely manner and you should be prepared to allocate around 150 hours of independent study per module including engagement with on-line resources, reading time, and assignment preparation.

The Postgraduate Certificate stage of study comprises of 4 x 15 credit modules (see below) which provide an underpinning knowledge of educational theory, aiming to improve your teaching and learning skills with your learners / trainees in your workplace. You will consider all aspects of teaching and learning from devising a lesson plan to assessing a learner at the end of their period of study. You will consider how students learn and how you can adapt your teaching style to optimise learning; you will evaluate the effectiveness of various teaching methods and how you use the resources available to you in your own teaching practice; you will reflect upon the effectiveness of your teaching style and will analyse the assessment methods utilised in the teaching and learning process.

Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage provides the opportunity for accreditation as Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Course content

You will undertake a total of 60 credits to achieve the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education.

You will study:
-Introduction to Educational Theory (15 credits)
-Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Healthcare (15 credits)
-Assessment and Appraisal in Healthcare Education (15 credits)
-Observation and Reflection on Healthcare Teaching (15 credits)

Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate will lead to accreditation as Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Employment opportunities

This award will provide an opportunity for career progression and completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage enables registration as an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy.

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This course is for people who facilitate and support learning in their current job, including nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, social workers, doctors, lecturers in higher, further and community education, librarians and police trainers. Read more
This course is for people who facilitate and support learning in their current job, including nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, social workers, doctors, lecturers in higher, further and community education, librarians and police trainers. It is a dynamic, interactive and work-related course which has been designed in response to the continuing professional development needs of professionals with an educational role.

By the end of the course you will be able to teach in a broad range of professional contexts in the sound knowledge that your practice is based on solid conceptual principles.

The course will entitle you to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (nurses and midwives) for teacher status and for fellowship status to the Higher Education Academy (HEA). It will also develop your understanding and skills of facilitation and teaching. You will become confident in facilitating and supporting the design and delivery of education and in working with technology to enhance learning

Teaching learning and assessment

You will learn through online and face-to-face group discussions, teaching practice, reading, challenge and debate, collaborative case analysis, independent study, presentations and research. Emphasis is placed on building on and developing your own personal experience. Assessments may include personal reflective critiques, e-portfolios, presentations, essays, curriculum documents and literature reviews. Class sizes vary between 8 - 30.

Teaching hours and attendance

The e-PgCert is a fully online part-time course, accessible from anywhere, Most people complete one module per semester. A full-time route is also available for the PgDip/ MSc awards. Some modules on the PgDip/ MSc route still require attendance but are likely to become online in the future.

Links with industry/professional bodies

The e-PgCert is accredited by the NMC for Teacher status (nurses and midwives only) and will entitle you to apply for Recognition by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Recognition by other professional bodies may allow you to record a teaching qualification with your profession.

Modules

For the ePgCert, you will complete:
Evidencing Professional Practice (0 credits/ Education in Action (online) (30 credits)/ Curriculum Development (15 credits)/ Introduction to Technology Enhance Learning (15 credits)

For the PgDip, you will also complete:
Current Issues (15 credits), Research (15/30 credits)/ and a further 15/30 credits from a negotiated choice.

If studying for a MSc, you will also complete a dissertation (60 credits).

Careers

Graduates from this course have gone on to develop their educational practice within their current role, to teach in higher education, to work in practice development, and continuing professional development. International students have returned to their home countries to develop education programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Many graduates have gained promoted posts or gained additional responsibilities as a result of undertaking the course.

Entry requirements

Normally a UK honours degree or equivalent. In addition, it is possible candidates with alternative qualifications and appropriate relevant professional experience will be considered. It is anticipated that you have an existing teaching or training role in your workplace - if not, alternative arrangements must be made through your employer or a higher education institution that will facilitate your teaching practice. In addition, for qualified nurses or midwives you must have:
- current first-level professional registration, which is effectively entered on the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC);
- evidence of professional post-registration experience and
- access to an appropriate practice/clinical area that will allow candidates to meet the outcomes of the course.
Candidates who do not have standard entry requirements may be asked to submit a formative essay to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required at this level.

International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 7.0 and no individual component score below 6.5.

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Whether you're a newly qualified or experienced member of staff teaching on higher education programmes, this course allows you to work towards being awarded your all-important Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).HEA Fellowship brings a range of benefits to develop and progress your career. Read more
Whether you're a newly qualified or experienced member of staff teaching on higher education programmes, this course allows you to work towards being awarded your all-important Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).HEA Fellowship brings a range of benefits to develop and progress your career. It provides a valuable measure of success and is increasingly sought by employers across the higher education sector as a condition of appointment and promotion.The Higher Education Academy works with higher education providers and organisations to improve the professional experience of HE teachers through fellowships, accreditation, awards and professional development provision.

The Higher Education MA provides a flexible development programme in teaching and learning for staff already teaching higher education courses.The course aims to enable you to become a competent and skilled practitioner in all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment in higher education.

You'll be encouraged to embrace professional values and attitudes to teaching, learning and assessment and the course provides a framework which enables you to do this. Through this process you'll be encouraged to reflect upon your own professional experiences and set up your own targets for professional development.This enables you to evidence engagement with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we've been ranked in the top five in the Guardian Guide for Education for the sixth year running. You'll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

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If you're a professional in health and social care, with a teaching aspect to your role, this course is ideal for you. This course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards to support learning and assessment in practice for both Practice Teacher and Nurse Teacher Status qualifications (NMC 2008). Read more

Why choose this course:

• If you're a professional in health and social care, with a teaching aspect to your role, this course is ideal for you.

• This course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards to support learning and assessment in practice for both Practice Teacher and Nurse Teacher Status qualifications (NMC 2008).

• It is also approved by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) as meeting the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning. This means you can be sure that what you learn is up to date and relevant, helping you to gain accreditation as an associate or fellow of the HEA when you graduate.

• You will get the chance to study alongside other health professionals, which will help you to develop the professional, academic and personal skills to achieve the best results in educational practice.

• You'll develop your knowledge and gain excellent teaching skills across many contexts from higher education to clinical practice, so you can have the skills you'll need to enhance your career.

About the course:

If you're keen to develop your skills and knowledge in education within your practice setting then this course will help you to be at the forefront of professional practice education. Your current workplace will be the focus of your learning, so before you can study this course, you'll need to be able to facilitate learning in your practice environment and have the full support from your employer.

You'll experience a variety of teaching methods including a mixture of traditional learning and learning using web based and electronic tools. You'll also take part in group work and reflective practice, which means you'll consider how you have developed and applied your knowledge. You'll be assessed by your peers and the group, as well as through the reflective portfolios that you develop during the course. This will allow you to improve your practice by applying what you have learnt to your own practice.

If you study all modules on this course, then you'll meet the requirements for Nurse Teacher Status (Nursing and Midwifery Council, 2008), but if you study just the first two modules then you'll gain Practice Teacher Status. Practice Teacher Status is a requirement for health visitor and school nurse mentors. It's advisable for a range of other health professional practice learning related roles, such as clinical facilitator, practice educator and skills trainer.

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Duration. 1 Year for the Specialist Practice Teacher Award and PGCert / NMC Recorded Teacher Status. 2 years for the PGDip. Up to 5 years can be taken to complete the MA (Part-time). Read more
Duration: 1 Year for the Specialist Practice Teacher Award and PGCert / NMC Recorded Teacher Status. 2 years for the PGDip. Up to 5 years can be taken to complete the MA (Part-time).

Non-standard entry requirements:
Applicants are welcomed from those who may not have completed a first degree but who have sufficient professional experience and a record of continuous professional development (CPPD) that would make them suitable to study at this level.

Course description

This programme is designed to offer a flexible Practice Education pathway for those involved in supporting health and social care learners both in practice and academic settings. It is possible to 'step off' or pause after the Practice teacher Award (40 credits), or the PGCert Practice Education(60 credits), and also after the award of PGDip in Practice Education (120 credits). The Practice Teacher Award and PGCert are recognised by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and lead to recognition as Associate Fellow or Fellow of the HEA.

Career opportunities

The programme incorporates the elements required by Nurses and Midwives who wish to become Community or Specialist Practice Teachers or Nurse/Midwife Teachers recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The programme also meets the needs of those Allied Health Professionals who wish to be recognised by their professional bodies.

Typical background of applicant

Typically applicants will be graduates in a health and social care field, a registered health or social care professional e.g. nurses, midwives, social workers, general practitioners (GPs), physiotherapists, occupational therapists and will be in a post that involves a high proportion of practice education activities.

Applicants undertaking the full MA Practice Education Dissertation will also be provided with additional group tutorials throughout the length of the dissertation unit. These will be supported by Dr Louise Terry .

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The Professional Practice in Higher Education (PPHE) programme is based upon a credit system that enables students to select modules and patterns of study to suit their individual needs and interests. Read more
The Professional Practice in Higher Education (PPHE) programme is based upon a credit system that enables students to select modules and patterns of study to suit their individual needs and interests. All modules are credit rated and lead to the following qualifications:

• MA degree: 180 credits; 120 acquired for the Diploma plus 60 for a Research Project/ Dissertation
• Postgraduate Diploma: 120 credits acquired from any combination of modules
• Postgraduate Certificate: 60 credits acquired from any combination of modules

Students may also take modules that lead to particular awards within the programme:

• Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Learning in Higher Education: 60 credits acquired from a set of three required modules. This qualification is designed primarily for participants who are in their early years of teaching in higher education, though it may also be taken by more experienced staff. Based upon the UK’s Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education, the award qualifies teachers for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

• Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision and Management: 60 credits acquired from a pair of 30-credit modules. This qualification is designed to meet the needs of teachers who are new to research degree supervision and management, though it may also be taken by experienced staff.

The programme enables participants to plan their course of study according to their own needs and interests. Most modules (subject to availability) can be taken in any order and in any combination, though we would advise new teachers to include the ‘Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’ module among their initial options. The Master’s Project or Dissertation should be taken on completion of the PG Diploma. Tutorials will be available to help participants plan their course of studies.

Modules may be selected to create various levels of part-time study. The minimum enrolment is for one 15-credit module per year. The maximum enrolment is for a full-time 180-credit Master’s degree.

Modules

• Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (30 credits)*
• Course Design and Assessment (15)*
• Using Learning Technology in Higher Education (15)*
• Research Degree Supervision (30)**
• Research Management (30)**
• Mentoring and Coaching in Higher Education (15)
• Curriculum Models and Curriculum Development in Higher Education (15)
• The Teacher Practitioner (15)
• Teaching and Supporting Academic Writing in Higher Education (15)
• Quality Management in Higher Education (15)
• Linking Teaching and Research (15)
• Sustainability in Higher Education (15)
• Delivering Effective Outcomes and Change through Teams (15)
• Enterprise and Higher Education (15)
• E-learning, Teaching and Assessment (15)
• E-learning: hardware and software (15)
• E-learning with Web 2.0 (15)
• Designing and Conducting a Pedagogical Research Project (15)
• The Role of Information Literacy in Students’ Learning and Research (15)
• Teaching and Learning within and beyond the Disciplines (15)
• Marketing Matters in Higher Education (15)
• Employability in Higher Education (15)
• Pedagogical Research Project (30)
• Master’s Project or Dissertation (60)

* Modules required for the PGCert, Professional Learning in Higher Education
** Modules required for the PGCert, Research Degree Supervision and Management

Teaching methods and resources

Most modules are delivered through two or three half-day sessions, including mini-lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations, supported where appropriate by online discussions and activities. Sessions are designed to promote the sharing of ideas, expertise and experiences within a professional community of practice, so we will encourage participation and contributions from everyone. One module (‘Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’, for new teachers) includes some teaching observation sessions, and some modules provide opportunities for peer mentoring. Project and Dissertation modules will be largely delivered by individual supervision, and E-learning modules will be held in ICT training rooms.

Throughout the programme, participants will be supported by individual and small-group tutorials, and will be invited to attend occasional professional development lectures and seminars organised by the Centre for Learning and Teaching Development each year.

Learning resources for the programme will be available through the university’s library and information services. Modules have been designed to make the most of the wide range of scholarly material that is now freely available online, and participants will have access to the online resources and learning opportunities afforded by the university’s virtual learning environment (Minerva) which will provide links to key resources for each module.

The teaching sessions for some modules will be delivered within a few weeks, some over a period of several months, and some throughout the academic year. Further information about the organisation, dates, times and location of the teaching sessions for each module can be found in the Programme Calendar, available from .

Assessment methods

Assessment for all modules is by coursework, based upon the completion of assignments designed to promote understanding, enhancement and/or application of professional practices in higher education. Each module has its own assessment tasks, usually one or two per module. Forms of assessment include work-based activities, action plans, reports, reflective logs, portfolios, presentations, reviews, case studies, business plans, short essays, action-research documents, and (for the Master’s degree) a dissertation/research project.

Career Opportunities

The PPHE programme is designed to support the development of all academic and professional staff, teaching, managing or supporting HE students, at a time when evidence of professional development is increasingly expected of all staff, not least for new appointments and promotions. A recognised certificate in teaching in higher education is becoming a requirement for all lecturing positions in the UK, and our certificate enables participants to become more effective and confident HE lecturers. The certificate is recognised by the Higher Education Academy: completion of the 'Teaching and Learning in HE' module (HE7001) leads automatically to Associate Fellowship, and completion of 3 modules (HE7001, 7002 and 7003) leads to Fellowship of the HEA. This means that the CPLHE qualification is recognised by other institutions as a teaching qualification for HE and is equivalent to other HEA-accredited postgraduate certificates in HE.

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Designed to support and enhance the professional practice of academic and learning support staff working in Higher Education, our course will help you achieve excellence in academic practice. Read more
Designed to support and enhance the professional practice of academic and learning support staff working in Higher Education, our course will help you achieve excellence in academic practice. If your current role includes regular teaching, supporting and guiding students, designing and marking assignments and contributing to course content, this is the ideal path to continuing professional development.

Our course is based on the areas of activity, core knowledge and professional values set out in the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). You will work alongside colleagues delivering to higher education students in universities and colleges, focussing on your own professional context as you examine your relationship with your students and the learning community as a whole.

We will explore how the professional values of respecting each student as an individual, promoting participation in higher education, and the wider context impact upon your own area of work. The course will enable you to underpin your core knowledge of your own subject material with theoretical and best practice perspectives on learning theory, learning technologies and approaches to teaching. In addition, you will concentrate on the full range of activities your academic role encompasses, from planning learning activities and giving feedback, to contributing to your academic network and continuing your own career development.

- Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/academic_practice

Careers

On completion of our course, you will be recognised professionally within the UKPSF as being able to look at your own academic practice with a critical eye, develop your practice to benefit your students, identify areas for development in your professional life and add to the knowledge of good academic practice for the future.

- Careers Advice:
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course benefits

We are accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), an accolade recognised across the UK, providing you with a route to Fellowship of the HEA. You will be learning in a comfortable and familiar environment, surrounded by like-minded academics who will expose you to new perspectives, enhancing the quality of your teaching.

David Killick
Head of Academic Staff Development

"Our course will significantly improve your employability throughout the higher education sector, providing you with great opportunities for cross-disciplinary sharing of practice."

David began his professional life as an English language teacher, working in Greece, Morocco, Japan and China. During his time at the University he has developed a passion for internationalisation, with a particular focus on the curriculum and student experience. In his role as leader of this course, David works with participants from across the university, giving him a unique insight into many different subject areas and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Facilities

- Library
Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- Headingley Campus
Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

- Gym
Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

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