Taught course

Advanced Educational Practice

UCL - University College London · Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A Cambridge Professional Development Qualification (PDQ) Diploma is also acceptable. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS or a pass to the required standard in the Institute of Education's pre-sessional English (PASHE) course are accepted. If taking IELTS, applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This Graduate Diploma has been developed to enable participants to reflect on their own educational practice, taking a professional academic approach. The programme’s presentation is either fully online for individual students or mixed mode for those joining a school-based cohort group (minimum of 20 participants).

UCL Institute of Education offers a wide range of professional development programmes for education professionals, at all stages of their career. These programmes focus on developing practical skills and knowledge for the workplace and are intended to fit round a student’s busy working life.

They are designed as advanced training in a specialist area of education for experienced teachers and others working in education and related fields.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years;

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months


This programme is delivered through a combination of workshops and tutorials to school-based cohort groups or fully online through our virtual learning environment (VLE) Moodle, to individuals. All participants are assessed by essay coursework on completion of each module and receive both formative written assessment on a draft and summative written assessment following final submission.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214