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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    24-36 months part-time

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

    glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/academicpracticepgcert/#

  • Last Updated

    16 February 2018

Course content

This Postgraduate Certificate, which includes the ‘Teaching and Supervision’ courses provides a route for academic staff to show fulfilment of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.

Why this programme

  • The programme will help you to develop practices in critical reflection and judgement that you can apply in relation to your own teaching.
  • The programme strives to provide practical advice and support to enhance teachers’ confidence and ongoing development alongside evidence-based, theoretical approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Upon successful completion of the Teaching and Supervision courses (TSC), which form the first 40 credits of the Postgraduate Certificate, you will be eligible for professional recognition with the Higher Education Academy.

The programme consists of core and optional courses involving small numbers of participants utilising an interactive, discussion-based classroom approach. You will take two core (which from the TSC) and two optional courses.

Core courses

  • Learning and teaching in higher education
  • Developing effective supervision practices.

Optional courses may include

The key areas of learning, teaching and assessment include

  • course and curriculum design
  • evaluation of teaching practice
  • principles of assessment and feedback
  • research supervisions
  • teaching methodologies including, lecturing, small group work and online learning.

Career prospects

It is likely you will already be employed within higher education. The professional accreditation and skills you gain should help enhance your career and enable you to gain professional recognition for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.


Visit the Academic Practice - PgCert page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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