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PGC LTHELearning & Teaching in Higher Education

Why this course?

Our postgraduate certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) is a flexible, academic development degree (normally encompassing one-year or two-year part-time study), ideal for university teaching staff, academics or any member of staff looking to enhance their understanding and skills relating to learning and teaching in higher education.

The course looks at factors influencing teaching, learning and assessment in higher education and offers a range of intellectual and practical methods to inform, explore, and develop learning and teaching across the disciplines.

Participants are encouraged to draw from their own area or discipline, and to explore contemporary issues relating to learning and teaching in these areas throughout the course.

What you’ll study

To obtain a PGCert you'll complete one Core class, one Recommended class plus one Recommended OR Optional class (three in total).

Completion of the PGCert requires completion of the Core class, Teaching, Learning and Assessment within the Disciplines.

Recommended classes include:

  • Course (Re)Design
  • Teaching and Learning Online (TALON)
  • Academic Writing
  • Supervising Postgraduate Research
  • Management and Leadership in HE

As optional classes, students can additionally take ANY module delivered through the SPARK programme, including those from either the Research Development or Knowledge Exchange pathways.

Facilities

All our courses are delivered in our in-house teaching facilities and utilise a diverse number of technologies to enhance provision.

Course content

Core class: Teaching, Learning and Assessment within the Disciplines.

Recommended classes:

  • Course (Re)Design
  • Teaching and Learning Online (TALON)
  • Academic Writing
  • Supervising Postgraduate Research
  • Management and Leadership in HE

As optional classes, students can additionally take ANY module delivered through the SPARK programme, including those from either the Research Development or Knowledge Exchange pathways.

Learning & teaching

All classes are taught using experiential and reflective techniques to ensure learning outcomes are applicable, useful, and based in authentic activity.

Classes are highly flexible, allowing you to make choices based on your own personal interests.

All classes involve a face-to-face element comprising roughly 16 hours in addition to blended learning elements and individual study.

Online elements are conducted through MyPlace, the University of Strathclyde's online learning environment.

Some classes are available fully online.

Assessment

Assessment types differ from class to class, and seek to provide students with variation in assessment approaches that align constructively with teaching and learning aims. Essays, presentations, individual projects, and other methods are commonly utilised.

Entry requirements

SPARK classes and programmes are designed for University of Strathclyde staff and external academics.

You'll need an Honours degree qualification or another equivalent qualification.

Fees & funding

Internal applicants

  • staff with contracts totalling 12 months or longer - free of charge
  • staff employed for less than 12 months at Strathclyde - £600 per module

External applicants

  • bespoke training can be designed for external clients upon request for an additional fee. Please contact SPARK@strath.ac.uk.

Please note

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

Careers

All SPARK classes are designed and delivered to help students enhance their current and future practice, providing opportunities for both career and personal development.

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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Qualification: PG Certificate, Start date: Sep 2019, Mode of delivery: attendance, part-time

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