Taught course

Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theatre and Performing Arts (PGCLTHE)

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

Sign up for an information webinar about the course on Monday 6 March 2023 5pm - 6pm GMT

Duration: 1 year (part-time) - 6 study days and online with attendance at two major seminars

Term Start: October 2023

This part-time postgraduate course is designed for home and international full and part-time lecturers and those who support learning in Higher Education in the performing arts disciplines of theatre, drama, dance, music, lighting, scenography and the digital arts.

The course is work-based. Students utilise their own specific teaching practice to reflect upon learning and teaching issues in Higher Education, so it is essential that you are actually teaching or supporting students at this level.

Why choose this course?

  • Flexible work schedule: This part-time postgraduate course is designed for home and international full and part-time lecturers.

  • Career progression: This course will help you to enhance your career prospects. Pursue a direct route to Fellowship of the HEA if you are either employed by Rose Bruford College, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts or a staff member at an HEA affiliated institution.

  • Learning environment: Become a more effective supporter of learning and share good practices in work-based learning.

  • Community: Enhance your work through critical reflection and participation in learning communities.

More about the course

Six Study Days (via Microsoft Teams/Zoom) are scheduled on Mondays throughout the year commencing at the beginning of October. These Study Days will be augmented by regular group tutorials, regular participation on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and self-directed study within your own work situations. Work-based teaching and research opportunities may be used as evidence for demonstrating the fulfilment of the course learning outcomes.

There are 600 learning hours (300 for Module 1 and 300 for Module 2), including teaching observations, visits to conferences, participation in staff development events, targeted reading and research and engagement with your peers in your Learning Group. Each module is worth 30 Level 7 (Masters level) credits; the programme is worth 60 credits.

Module 1

  • This module focuses on key aspects of learning and teaching that relate directly to your role as a supporter of student learning.
  • You will be engaged in critical analysis and evaluation of current issues in learning and teaching and how these can inform your practice. You will explore techniques for reflective learning and the concept of action research as a methodology for enhancing the student experience.
  • Your developing understanding will be mapped through two reflective statements, one at the beginning and one later in the programme.
  • You will also have the opportunity to consider some of the more practical aspects of your professional practice, such as designing and planning learning activities, assessing and giving feedback, managing the learning environment and supporting the diverse needs of individual learners.

Module 2

  • In this module your understanding of action research, as a methodology for enhancing your practice, will be extended, you will consider notions of truth, reliability and validity, and you will be introduced to codes of ethics and a range of techniques for measuring the impact of your intervention.
  • You will be supported in gathering and making sense of your data and given guidance in writing your research report.

Please click here to download a pdf of the programme specification.

2022 Entry Tuition Fees:
UK and Republic of Ireland students: £4,000
International Students: £4,800

Information for international students

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is London’s International Drama School. We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA degree study in performance, design, management and technical arts and short-term courses, summer schools and foundation diplomas. We use theatre training to help build global communities and relationships. We have links throughout the world in Europe, The Americas and Asia.

We currently host students from over 45 different countries. We are training future graduates who will see the world stage as their future workplace. We are interested not only in welcoming international students and practitioners to our Sidcup campus and Central London locations but also working worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives.

Please click here to read our International Student Guide.

We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, please click here to register for one.

Fees and funding

UK students
See programme description.
International students
See programme description.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

The Student Recruitment Team