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Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Teaching / Training In Higher Education Higher Education (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is designed for Cambridge staff and takes an enquiry-based approach to exploring challenges in teaching and learning in higher education in Cambridge and beyond, as identified by its participants. The course is delivered in collaboration between the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning. The course is aimed at staff who teach and/or support learning of students who are studying at the University of Cambridge. Participants normally have at least one to three years’ experience of teaching in higher education. The course assumes a significant amount of independent study, as well as active involvement in teaching and/or supporting learning during the course. The course is not normally open to PhD students.

The course is designed so that participants are able to investigate aspects of teaching and learning that are particularly important to them. Some of the outcomes that are likely to arise from taking the course are: greater understanding of student engagement in higher education; increased confidence; an ability to think creatively and from an evidence base, about how to improve education within and beyond your own practice. The course is designed to enable its participants to develop enquiry-based approaches to engaging with educational challenges and contributing to improvements in the education of students at Cambridge and at tertiary level more broadly. You will: develop your understanding of how students learn; extend your repertoire of teaching, learning and assessment methods; and develop a cogent personal philosophy of education drawing on understanding, use and critical awareness of educational research methods and reflective practice. In doing so, you will develop practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge about teaching and learning in higher education. The programme is also designed to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion of teaching, learning and assessment.

The course is designed to enable its participants to develop enquiry-based approaches to engaging with educational challenges and contributing to improvements in the education of students at Cambridge and at tertiary level more broadly. You will: develop your understanding of how students learn; extend your repertoire of teaching, learning and assessment methods; and develop a cogent personal philosophy of education drawing on understanding, use and critical awareness of educational research methods and reflective practice

Different course options

Study mode

Online/Distance

Duration

1 year

Start date

AUG

Modules

This module introduces selected practitioner research methods and methodologies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

This course is open to staff who teach and/or support the learning of Cambridge University students. There is no course fee. We do not currently accept participants who are not teaching / supporting the learning of Cambridge University students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

This course is open to staff who teach and/or support the learning of Cambridge University students. There is no course fee. We do not currently accept participants who are not teaching / supporting the learning of Cambridge University students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must: teach and/or support learning of students who are studying at the University of Cambridge; have confirmed teaching commitments at Cambridge during the course of the Postgraduate Certificate; normally have at least one to three years’ experience of teaching in higher education; be able to attend all day-schools, tutorials and peer learning activities, as well as engage fully in online learning through the course VLE; be able to arrange your commitments so that you are able to undertake a significant amount of independent study during the course.