Taught course

Learning and Teaching for Higher Education

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Education

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Entry requirements

This course is available to applicants who are currently employed by the University of Cumbria, or an organisation that has a formal partnership with the University of Cumbria, and employees of the NHS seeking to qualify as a Practice Teacher or Teacher (NMC recognition option only).

You should have a good honours degree (2:2 or above), however suitable professional experience may be an accepted alternative. As this programme is designed around work-place learning, applicants are expected to undertake higher education teaching or learning support for at least 30 hours per module, in order to achieve the learning outcomes within their work context. Applicants choosing the NMC recognition option must have a minimum of three years practice to become a Higher Education Nursing Teacher - see NMC Requirements for details.

All applicants are required to identify a suitable mentor within their workplace.

Months of entry


Course content

Improve your knowledge and understanding of teaching practice and advance your professional skills! Our programme has been designed by staff highly experienced in academic practice, providing you all the skills you need in supporting student learning in higher education.

We understand that you will have a busy working life, which is why our flexible approach to learning will allow you to study at a pace that best suits you. You'll develop professional skills and values in your work role, gaining professional accreditation with the HE Academy and the NMC that will help you advance to new levels in your career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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