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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education PgCert

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Teaching / Training In Higher Education Higher Education (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course promotes learning and teaching that actively involves students, which is essential for their success. This course supports forms of teaching that encourage students to take centre stage in their learning. The course is designed and run by academics who are experts and active researchers, both in higher education studies and online learning. The course will help you think about teaching in active ways – involving your students and encouraging them to reflect, independently and with others. You will experience active learning and study different teaching methods, learning ways to facilitate active learning and involve your students fully and responsibly. You will be encouraged to think about educational issues in fruitful and inquisitive ways, both on your own and in collaboration with other students. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own experience as a learner to enhance your practice as a teacher. Kingston University is a large London-based institution which prides itself on its innovative approaches to learning and teaching to a diverse student body, in a number of specialisms, including educational studies. Our course is designed for those already employed by institutions that deliver higher or further education. It is specifically aimed at those who teach and: have fewer than three years' full-time teaching experience. This course would also benefit anyone in these roles who wishes to strengthen or refresh their understanding and knowledge of learning and teaching.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


1 year

Start date



In this module you will focus on how students learn and what can be done to help them do this effectively and efficiently. You will examine your practice in relation to a range of ideas and practice drawn from different subject disciplines and scholarship in the field of learning and teaching.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a professionally relevant first degree or equivalent qualification; 70 hours teaching per annum; and a mentor approved by the course team.

University information

Whatever your reason for wanting to study further, at Kingston they will help make it work. Everyone at Kingston University is passionate about enhancing students’ life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century’s demanding workplace. The University collaborates with local, national and international businesses to ensure their research and...more