Postgraduate Certificate Learning & Teaching in Higher Education
The Postgraduate Certificate Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) is a 60 credit Masters level programme, which has been running since September 2011. The programme is aimed at staff currently teaching on undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in higher education. The PGCLTHE is taught part-time over 12 months and mainly at a distance and there is one week of face-to-face teaching in Glasgow at the beginning of the programme. The aims and intended learning outcomes from the PGCLTHE provide an overview of the focus of the programme.
Please note this programme is not aimed at school teachers.
Courses within the PGCTHE
Course 1: Designing effective learning and teaching in higher education
Course 2: Evaluating learning, teaching and assessment in higher education
Course 3: Developing as a teacher in Higher education: responding to learners
If you want to participate in the PGCLTHE you must be teaching in higher education during the programme as the assessed work requires you to have your teaching observed by a peer and to evaluate your own teaching practice. It is possible to take course 1 as a stand alone unit if you are not currently teaching in higher education but have some prior experience to draw on. As part of the application process, please complete a PGCLTHE Personal statement 2012-2013 which requests details on your current teaching commitments - and upload this along with your application form. You would normally be expected to hold an upper-second class honours undergraduate degree or equivalent. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency.
Applications, visas and fees
The online application is the quickest and easiest way to apply. You can attach supporting documents including references, certificates, your personal statement and a transcript of your previous studies. You may save and return to your application as many times as you like before submitting it. See how to apply for a taught degree.
Please note that the fees for the programme do not include the cost of accommodation for the week in Glasgow. Details of reasonably priced accommodation are available.
If you require more information regarding this accommodation, or wish to book, please telephone +44(0)141 330 3123 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
You should check our information about visas as the one week visit to Glasgow is a compulsory part of the programme and some students will need a visa for this visit.
Higher Education Academy Accreditation
The PGCLTHE is accredited by the Higher Education Academy. This allows participants who have successfully completed the PGCLTHE to become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Progression to MEd Learning & Teaching in Higher Education
The PGCLTHE forms the first 60 credits and first year of the MEd programme. On completion of the PGCLTHE you could then complete a further 60 credits in the second year to graduate with a PG Diploma Learning & Teaching in Higher Education. This can then be followed by a dissertation in the third year to enable graduation with an MEd Learning & Teaching in Higher Education
As much of this programme is taught online, you will need a good internet connection. In terms of the operating system for your computer, we recommend at least Windows 2000 or a version of Mac OSX. An up-to-date web browser would also be important. You should also be aware of the need to have some basic computing skills before joining the programme. As a minimum you would need experience of using the internet, sending email and word processing. In week one of the programme we will offer training in how to use the virtual learning environment for our programme (Moodle).
If you have any questions about the programme please contact Catherine Bovill
University of Glasgow staff, please note that the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (New Lecturer and Teacher Programme) remains the probationary requirement for staff in this institution.