Taught course

Innovative Pedagogy and Curriculum

Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), or international equivalent. You should gain the support of your employer in order to undertake this programme. You should also be assured that opportunities for developing relevant professional practice will be available in your workplace. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and validated teaching experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Innovative Pedagogy and Curriculum PGCert uses a practitioner enquiry approach. It encourages teaching professionals to take a practical and informed approach to the 'plan, do, review' cycle. This course puts educators in the driving seat and encourages them to engage intelligently with evidence from multiple sources.
Course participants come from across educational phases (early years to HE) and between educational sectors (schools, museums, colleges and universities, and educational consultancies). This diversity helps to create a dynamic and supportive learning environment in which you learn considerably from each other as well as from the course leaders.
You develop both case study and action research approaches. This enables you to make informed judgements about pedagogic, assessment and curriculum matters. You will become more critically reflective to develop approaches rooted in evidence.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Rachel Lofthouse, Head of Teacher Learning and Development, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
+44 (0) 191 208 6576