Taught course

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

University of Worcester · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

You will normally have the following:

  • A first or second-class Honours Degree Current and ongoing experience of supporting the learning of HE students Current experience; or
  • anticipated experience during the period of the programme, of curriculum and assessment design at HE level Prior experience is valued on the PGCert.

Those course members who have the equivalent of three years’ full-time experience in a related educational setting can claim accreditation of prior learning against a module towards the certificate.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a specifically designed work-based learning programme that takes place alongside, and complements, employment supporting HE student learning.
The three modules provide an opportunity for you to gain knowledge, understanding and capabilities in learning, teaching, assessment and academic practice, and will help you to develop clear professional values, understand teaching as facilitating learning and improve your practice in a reflective and theoretically informed way.
The programme will provide support in any educational problems you face, and increase your understanding of the learning process so you can make informed decisions about course design and teaching methods.
The cours will support your development as a skilled teacher, researcher and scholar, as well as encouraging your engagement with policy, strategy and quality considerations and enhancing your career management.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is designed specifically for HE lecturers, tutors and academics, those supporting HE in a FE setting, and anyone working in HE, whose role includes significant responsibility for supporting student learning.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)

Course contact details

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01905 855111