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  • Study Type

    Distance learning available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    October, April

  • Course Duration

    22 weeks

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Fee for each Module Band A countries £550 / Fee for each Module Band B countries £850

  • Last Updated

    26 June 2019

This Postgraduate Certificate has been specifically designed for those teaching, tutoring and supporting the learning of students in Higher Education.

Develop your skills with this programme:

  • develop your skills, understanding of and strategies in teaching, learning and assessment in face to face teaching;
  • engage with successful digital and online learning and develop your skills in this area through direct hands-on experience;
  • work with colleagues across the globe, in a community of practice.

Course modules

The programme comprises two core 30-credit modules:

  • Supporting learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Enhancing learning, teaching and assessment.

A flexibly way to study

The programme is delivered online. Our programme design is characterised by highly engaging learning materials and activities that focus on your practices and support your development.

You will be supported online, and enjoy the benefits of being part of a network of tutors developing a community of practice.

All essential resources, activities, videos, discussions and support are provided in the Virtual Learning Environment. This allows you to fit your studies around your working commitments.

Time commitment

The modules run from April to September and from October to March.

The weekly activities have been designed to be studied over 22 weeks, for approximately 10-12 hours per week per module.

Assessment is through coursework, and there are no examinations.

Career progression

This programme is ideal for those wishing to take on further responsibility as, for example, a Programme Leader or Curriculum lead.

In the UK, a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is often required or desirable for those applying for HE roles.

The programme has been mapped against the UK Professional Standards Framework. You will have the opportunity to consider your own developing practice and may wish to use this programme to support an application to the Higher Education Academy at Associate or Fellow level.

Academic leadership

The programme team is comprised of five academics who are members of the University of London's Centre for Distance Education. The Centre provides an outstanding source of expertise and guidance in distance education and e-learning throughout the University of London, its member institutions, partner organisations, teaching institutions, and beyond.

The Centre makes a significant contribution to the University's standing as a world-leading university for open, distance and flexible education. The collective expertise of the team includes development and delivery on a range of distance learning and face-to-face programmes from various disciplines including similar teacher-development programmes.

Funding your study

Without the cost of moving to London, studying for your University of London award anywhere in the world represents excellent value for money. However, there are additional sources of support depending on where you live and how you choose to study.

See Funding your study for a variety of sources and scholarships available on our website.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Advice Centre.


Visit the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education page on the University of London website for more details!

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