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PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education
Teaching (General) Higher Education (General)
This PGCE in Higher Education is aimed at academic staff working in higher education and covers contemporary approaches to both teaching and student learning. You'll be introduced to academic practice, with an overview of learning theories, practical classroom teaching and learning approaches, and will cover a range of pedagogical approaches. You'll explore key theories in learning and teaching in the context of your own academic practice and you'll engage in technology-enhanced learning, both in use and pedagogy.
You'll develop insight into the theory behind pedagogical approaches to learning and teaching, such as gamification and object-based learning, as well as more traditional approaches to large group lectures and smaller group seminar and workshop activities. Your skills and confidence in delivering learning using such methods will develop as you progress through the course.
On completion of the course, you may look to find employment at higher education institutions, teaching across a range of year groups.
For this course (per year)
Part-time courses are not available to international applicants who require a Student visa to study in the UK.
You are expected to have a substantial teaching workload which should equate to more than 100 hours of direct student contact each year. You must undertake a full range of academic practice in line with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) in order to complete the course. The majority of students undertaking the course will be academics on a teaching and research contract, although the course is open to research assistants and associates who also contribute to teaching provided they are able to meet all of the dimensions of the UKPSF.