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e-PgCert Professional and Higher Education

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is for people who teach and support learning at higher education level (SCQF Level 7 or higher), whether within a university, college or other professional setting and will enable you to become effective in facilitating and enhancing learning experiences. Delivered fully online, it allows you to fit study around your other commitments.

This course is dynamic, interactive and work related. It has been designed in response to the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of professionals with an educational role, for example nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, social workers, doctors, lecturers in any discipline and professional services staff.

Why QMU?

  • Unique fully online course that allows flexible study
  • Brings together professionals across a range of disciplines and cultures
  • Enhances career advancement
  • Friendly, person-centred education

Course overview

The course will develop your understanding and skills of: facilitation of learning, assessment and feedback, curriculum design and quality assurance and using technology to enhance learning. You will learn about theories of education that support learning and be able to reflect on and apply your learning to your own workplace practices.

By the end of the course you will be able to design, assess and facilitate learning in a broad range of professional contexts. Through reflection on practice you will continue to develop as an individual and a professional, in the sound knowledge that your practice is based on solid conceptual principles.

Teaching, learning and assessment

You will learn through synchronous and asynchronous online discussions, reflection on teaching practice, reading, challenge and debate, collaborative case analysis, independent study, presentations and research. Emphasis is placed on building on, and developing, your own personal experience within the context of a community of learners.

Assessments may include personal reflective critiques, e-portfolios, presentations, essays, curriculum documents and literature reviews.

Placement

There are no placements on this course. Participants are expected to have access to opportunities for teaching in an area of practice that allows them to meet the course outcomes.

Careers

Graduates from this course have gone on to develop their educational practice within their current role, to teach in higher education, to work in practice development and continuing professional development. International students have returned to their home countries to develop education programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Many graduates have gained promoted posts or gained additional responsibilities as a result of undertaking the course.

Exit awards

PgCert (60 credits)

Tuition fees

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University information

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    88th

  • Campus address

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU, Scotland

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