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Creative Education Postgraduate Certificate

University for the Creative Arts

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

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  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Education enables you to develop your creative confidence as an educational professional. Drawing on extensive experience and specialised scholarship in creative education, the course provides you with the knowledge and skills to build a creative teaching practice and make more confident judgements regarding teaching, learning and assessment.

At UCA, we recognise the transformative potential of education to improve the lives of individuals and communities, and our Postgraduate Certificate places wellbeing at the centre of the learning experience. The course team strive to maintain an equitable, diverse, connected and democratic community that supports effective learning and evolves in response to your changing needs. The underlying philosophy of critical pedagogy ensures that tutors work alongside you to understand your specific requirements, and help you develop strategies to drive positive change in your own professional context.

The course is founded on the belief that the best aspects of creative arts education can provide a framework for all educational professionals to enhance their practice. You’ll learn how to think creatively about your approach to teaching and supporting learning. Using a range of creative approaches, you will develop your ability to design, plan and facilitate effective learning to meet the needs of a diverse student body.

Each unit of study is aligned with Descriptors 1 and 2 of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), ensuring that you are well prepared to work effectively as a creative educator in the Higher Education sector upon graduation. Successful completion of each unit of study enables you to be recognised as an Associate Fellow (unit 1) or Fellow (unit 2) of the Higher Education Academy.

The course is designed to offer flexible study opportunities, and is delivered predominantly online to enable you to participate around your professional commitments. Taught sessions take place by video-conference on Wednesday mornings between 10am and 12 noon, and on Thursday evenings between 8pm and 9pm. In addition to these, you will participate in online discussions and activities that enable you to apply your learning in your professional context.

If you’re ready to get creative with your teaching, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact the course leader, Tony Reeves, for an initial conversation, details can be found below.


You'll have access to excellent facilities at our Epsom campus, including computer suites with Macs and PCs loaded with the latest design software, and a well-stocked library with student development services.


A successful career in teaching or supporting learning in FE and HE contexts requires three key ingredients. These include: a subject discipline qualification (preferably at Masters level), significant professional art and design or professional support practice, and a teaching qualification

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education is the generally accepted teacher or supporter of learning qualification in the FE and HE sectors.

For those working in the FE sector - the Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Education covers the FE and skills sector mandatory content of the Diploma in Education and Training.

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University information

University for the Creative Arts

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  • Campus address

    University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS, England

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