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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education PgCert


Course Description

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.

Further information

For more information regarding our routes into teaching, including funding, placements, QTS skills tests and career prospects visit our teach site.

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

Modules

  • learning and teaching in higher education
  • extending the professional role in higher education

Assessment

Assessment is based completely upon coursework. 

Employability

This course is designed to enhance your career potential, by developing your skills as a member of academic staff in a higher education institute.


Visit the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education PgCert page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Typically you need
• a UK honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject
• 60 hours scheduled teaching in a HE context for each academic year – this must include planning, design and assessment, and can include up to five hours of research supervision and tutorials.
• Sheffield Hallam staff need line manager approval

Last Updated

02 August 2017

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