As the sector places more and more emphasis on the student experience, effective teaching and learning practice is taking centre stage, creating a need for both academics and support staff that are confident and qualified in the teaching they deliver.
This flexible route allows you to gain an internationally recognised award through study that can be undertaken whenever and wherever you are.
- Be beginning a teaching career within Higher Education and wish to gain an award that is increasingly considered mandatory for applicants to jobs in the sector
- Be moving into Higher Education from industry
- Be relatively new to teaching at a university
- Be inexperienced in e-learning and wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to teach through blended and online approaches
- Be an experienced teacher looking for the time, space and support to reflect upon and evaluate your practice
- Be working in a support/subsidiary role whose work is increasingly student facing with elements of teaching
- Be teaching in a institution outside the UK, looking to gain an internationally recognised qualification
You will need to complete two 30-credit modules (60 credits in total). Both modules are compulsory and must be passed to complete the award.
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You will be assessed through written coursework and practical activities, such as
- Work-based assignments that are grounded in your current teaching and learning practice where you apply pedagogical scholarship and best practice to develop it
- Written assessments where you design and critically evaluate your curriculum
- Practical assessments where you plan, deliver, and evaluate learning activities with your learners, in both face to face and online/blended learning contexts
Study is entirely online through our online learning platform. Within Canvas, you can access everything you need to study on the course in one place, enabling you to:
- Access all course materials
- Participate in individual and group learning activities and class discussions
- Communicate with and receive feedback and guidance from your E-Learning Tutors
- Upload and share examples of your developing practice
- See information about your progress through the course
- Receive assignments, submit assessments, get grades and feedback on your work
- Network with other students
- Access university support services
You will be taught by academics who are experts in their field and have access to leading industry professionals.
Learn more about our PGCHE tutors.
The PGCHE is a 30-week (part time) award, consisting of two modules. Learning is comprised of:
- Online presentations to introduce key concepts
- Guided online E-seminars, forums, discussions and activities to facilitate interaction and dialogue
- Self/ peer and tutor feedback and evaluation on teaching and learning practice
- Independent study and ongoing engagement with pedagogical theory and research to develop your practice
- Practical assignments, for example a micro-teaching session and the development and use of an online learning resource
- Keeping a reflective journal on your ongoing development in teaching and learning
- Experimenting and evaluating the use of e-learning tools
- Individual/ group tutorials
- Group working
As a Falmouth student, you enjoy an equal status to students studying on campus:
- Your own student ID card
- Access to online software tutorials at Lynda.com
- 24/7 online access to library resources
- Students’ Union community
- Access to our Student Support Services offering academic and personal support
- In addition you will have access to our Student Advisers who are available to signpost you to relevant sources of support and advice
All applications are considered on an individual basis. Students would normally be expected to hold an honours degree. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree, and those without formal qualifications or accreditation but with substantial, relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
For applicants whose first language is not English, proof of proficiency is generally required (minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening or TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) with a minimum of 88 overall and at least 21 in all 4 components).
As part of the application process you will be asked to submit a description of your prior experience, motivations for studying the course and how you believe it will develop your career aspirations.
Within your application you will be expected to demonstrate sufficient previous and current practice in supporting student learning in Higher Education (HE). As a guideline, we expect applicants to be actively engaged in supporting student learning in HE for a minimum of 50 hours over the course’s duration, and be able to evidence this.
We also accept a range of equivalent recognised English language qualifications. Candidates without a degree or formal qualification are still encouraged to apply. For more information regarding equivalent international qualifications and Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) please call us on +44 (0)1223 447713 or view our handy guide:
Total fees for the PGCHE course are £3,050. This includes an acceptance fee of £250 that is required to secure your place. The acceptance fee must be received within 2 weeks of the date on the offer letter.
You can pay one payment in full and up-front, or in two instalments; the first is due at the start of the course and the final payment, one week before the second module begins.
Visit our fees and payment page for more information.
- Submit an online application form for the PGCHE.
- Submit a copy of your first degree certificate or Level 6 equivalent qualification and your IELTS/TOEFL certificate if English is not your first language and we have requested proof of proficiency.
Please contact us for advice.
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