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Leading Learning & Transformative Practice in Colleges (with TQFE)

Leading Learning & Transformative Practice in Colleges (with TQFE)

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Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This programme aims to provide a student-centred, socially-progressive and research-informed journey to enable students to lead learning and transformative practice in colleges. It encourages an active, questioning and enquiring stance while placing sustainability and inclusivity at its core. It allows students to demonstrate achievement of the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges and subsequently register as a College Lecturer with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

The programme models a transformative learning pedagogical approach for and with students. Students will have significant opportunities to collaborate with others from their own college, other colleges and in subject groups. Each student will also be supported by their college-based mentor. Students will engage in directed online activities on a weekly basis and every 2 weeks, will attend a 90 minute ‘huddle’ with their tutors(s) and peers. Please note, those on the 21-month route will have less activities and huddles to engage in/attend in year 1.

The duration of the course is 9 months to 21 months.


This module aims to provide a space for students to examine factors that impact on learning, teaching, assessment and student pathways. Students will collaborate with their tutor(s) and peers to design student-led, socially progressive, sustainable and inclusive learning, teaching and assessment experiences for a specific group of their own students. The focus in this module is on planning for leading learning and subsequent professional dialogue, rather than preparing lengthy lesson plans and/or plans of work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed.

Entry requirements

You'll be required to have a relevant Higher National Diploma at SCQF Level 8 (or equivalent) or Higher National Certificate at SCQF Level 7 (or equivalent) when this is the highest level qualification available in a particular subject area. Other relevant Education, Industry, and Professional Experience will be taken into account.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is a first-rate institution, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options and fostering an inclusive university community, welcoming students from around the globe and from all types of backgrounds. Strathclyde is a research-oriented university, delivering a transformative learning experience. It invests intelligently in campus facilities to provide a superb environment in which to study and...more

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