Taught course

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Wrexham University · Education

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have an undergraduate degree in their own discipline and access to regular teaching in a higher educational institution.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is ideal for newly-appointed lecturers in higher education and researchers with teaching responsibilities.

  • The aim of the programme is to develop participants’ approaches to effective teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation practices in a higher education context. In addition, the programme supports the development of the scholarship of learning and teaching.
  • The programme of study will focus on the delivery of Level 4 and above programmes on the Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF) and the wider context of supporting learning and teaching in higher education.
  • The programme is aligned to Descriptor 2 of the UK Professional Standards Framework (Advance HE) and on successful completion of the programme, participants can claim professional recognition as a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Key course features

  • The programme is pivotal in supporting and encouraging newly appointed staff and existing staff in both their academic practices of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation, and in the development of their research and publication profiles.
  • Consolidates personal development and evidence of professional practice in your higher education career.
  • The programme enables HE lecturers and others with substantial teaching roles to gain professional recognition with Advance HE and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) through the alignment of their practice with the UK Professional Standards Framework.

Fees and funding

UK students

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham University’s tuition fees for 2024/25 for PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education are £3495.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

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