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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 is for student-facing staff in HE capacity, preferably teaching or supporting students in one of the subject areas: Art, Design, Architecture or Media. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Arts, Design, Architecture and Media (PGCertHE: ADAM) course is designed to promote the development of professional educational practice. This course will help you develop a wide range of skills and competences that will enable you to be an effective practitioner within Higher Education. After the successful completion of the PGCertHE: ADAM, you are offered the next step to meet the requirements leading to Associate Fellow and Associate Fellow and Fellowship of the HEA as described in the UK Professional Standards Framework.

The course is work-based and flexible, drawing on participants’ experience as learners, teachers and professionals both within and outside the University. The course contextualises this professional practice within an approved and accredited reflective pedagogic framework. The PGCertHE: ADAM is available in Part-Time Study mode only, and this reflects the nature and commitments of its learners as existing or aspiring professionals who are employed or seeking employment within the UK Higher Education sector or those teaching higher education in further education institutions. It is a recognised qualification, and as such offers a level of transferability and indicator of teaching quality to both students and employers.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This unit takes as its starting point and its underlying approach to professional development through Work Based Learning (WBL). For many Art and Design Practitioners and Educators it is difficult to find space to continue to ‘learn’. This Unit will enable you to be aware that keeping up with professional technical and academic practice does not itself create learning. Learning is introduced in this Unit as a purposeful activity, but not a complicated one. This unit will help you to become familiar and experienced with the core elements of reflective practice, and this will enable you to understand that knowledge and understanding is embedded in the everyday experience of your work. You will be supported in this Unit to utilise this knowledge and understanding to further enhance your learning and teaching practice improve the student experience.

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

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an minimum of an undergraduate degree or equivalent. Student facing staff in HE capacity preferably teaching or supporting students in one of the following subject areas; Art, Design, Architecture or Media.

University information

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is one of the great British art schools: a specialist arts, design and media university that draws on more than 170 years of history but with a focus on the future. Postgraduate students come to NUA from diverse backgrounds and with a range of hopes for their future. But they share a passion for creativity. They share a pioneering spirit and determination to explore their creative practice. PG study at...more