Our Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education is for staff in Further Education (FE) or Higher Education (HE) institutions who are new or fairly new to teaching (having less than three years of full-time or equivalent experience), or who are in supporting learning roles. These include learning support assistants, technical support, learning and teaching librarians, artists-in-residence, graduate teaching assistants and PhD students.
This course is registered at our Epsom campus but sessions take place alternately at UCA Epsom and UCA Rochester.
If you're interested in doing this course but are not employed in a teaching or supporting learning role, it may be possible to meet the entry requirements by doing one day per week of unpaid supporting learning practice with a relevant UCA course or department. If you hold a 2:1 or above BA or Masters degree in a relevant subject and would like to explore this option, please contact the Course Leader to discuss it further. You'll need to organise and pay for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check if you're going to work in our Further Education department.
To apply for this course you must be working in a teaching or supporting learning context for a minimum of one day a week across the year. However, in some instances, this requirement may be provided through one day per week of a voluntary (unpaid) teaching placement with an appropriate course, upon satisfactory interview with the relevant course leader or department manager.
This course is delivered between September and April on alternate Wednesdays (10:00am - 5:00pm) at our Epsom and Rochester campuses in rotation.
The key study topics you'll explore include: - How learners learn in general and in creative arts subjects - How to develop an inclusive approach to teaching or supporting student learning - How to develop robust assessment, feedback and evaluation practice.
As a UCA student, you'll have access to excellent facilities at all campuses including library and student development services for support with dyslexia, a disability or with learning in general.