Taught course

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Theatre & Performing Arts)

Rose Bruford College · Rose Bruford College

Entry requirements

Candidates should hold a recognised undergraduate degree and be actively working as a teacher or supporting learning in higher education.

Months of entry


Course content

This new Postgraduate Certificate is for full- and part-time teachers and those who support learning in Higher Education. The programme is designed to explore fundamental issues in education with a particular focus on teaching and supporting learning within the performing arts, whether drama, dance, music, digital arts, design or other disciplines.

Monthly evening sessions over eleven months will be augmented by peer learning groups and self-directed study within participant's own work situations. Work-based teaching and research opportunities may be used as evidence for demonstrating the fulfillment of the programme learning outcomes.

The programme is divided into two modules each worth 30M Level credits. Module 1 is entitled Reflecting on Theory and Practice and Module 2 Evaluation and Enhancement. Successful completion of Module 1 provides an accredited route to become an Associate of the Higher Education Academy (AHEA). Successful completion of both Modules 1 and 2 provides an accredited route to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Most participants should be able to successfully complete the programme in one year although each module can be taken separately.

Since the focus of the programme is on supporting student learning, technicians, librarians, student counselors and other support staff will find that this programme is as well suited to their needs as it is to those of academic staff.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Professional practice60

Course contact details

Gail Ellis
+44 (0)20 8308 2600
+44 (0)20 8308 0542