Taught course

Higher Education

University of Greenwich · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A good honours degree (2:2) or have completed the university's Award in Learning and Teaching in HE.
  • Plus appropriate qualifications and experience for your specialist area to make you a credible candidate for appointment to the HE sector.
  • Plus a guaranteed minimum of 60 hours teaching in HE (Levels 4-7) during the registration period, with at least 10 hours in the first term. This may include a range of teaching activity, including tutorials and supervision.

Applicants who wish to have their teaching qualification recorded by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) will need a current entry on an appropriate part of the NMC register as well as three years' full-time experience (or equivalent part-time experience) in relevant professional practice and professional knowledge at least to first degree level before commencing the programme.

Participants will need a mentor from their own department or institution who will conduct some of their teaching observations. This may not apply to all NMC applicants. More information on the mentor role is available from the programme leader.

Months of entry


Course content

This Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education by online learning is ideal for people already employed in higher education who need to gain a teaching qualification.

Our PGCert in Higher Education explores a range of pedagogies and innovations in higher education teaching via online learning. You will learn how to design and implement effective modules and sessions, as well as strategies for assessment and feedback, student support, technology-enhanced learning, inclusive teaching and reflection on practice. We promote engagement with various approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, using a variety of models and tools which you can use in the classroom or online.

This PGCert is ideal for anyone who is currently teaching at Level 4 or above in Higher Education or HE in FE settings. If you are not yet employed in the sector, you may need to find suitable higher education level teaching to meet the entry requirements. On graduation, students gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and are able to transfer to the university's MA in Education.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000