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Higher and Professional Education PGCert

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    16 months

Course summary

This award has been purposely designed for staff who work within a higher or professional education context in order to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented to student learning within this sector. The overall aim of the PgCHPE award is to provide a framework for the initial and continuing professional development of academic staff in higher and professional education.

The overall aim of the PgCHPE is to provide a framework for the initial and continuing professional development of academic staff in higher and professional education. The PGCHPE is designed to encourage participants to critically evaluate their own approach to teaching within their discipline area, supporting student learning and contributing to development across their Higher Education Provider (HEP). The PgCHPE therefore aims to:

  • critically analyse research informed evidence to enhance their ability to plan, implement, evaluate and reflect on their professional practice;
  • support the development of academic professionals to facilitate teaching, learning, behaviour enhancement, assessment and use of feedback;
  • support academic professionals’ ability to contribute to curriculum development
  • develop their teaching and learning through working collaboratively with stakeholders;

engage in practitioner led research to improve professional practice in order to meet changing demands within the higher education environment and across their discipline.

Course content

This programme aims to support your development as an academic professional in terms of:

  • Planning learning;
  • Developing resources;
  • Delivering and facilitating learning;
  • Enabling student participation and achievement;
  • Developing your ability and role as a researcher;
  • Providing networking opportunities.

This programme context provides a forum for sharing good practice between disciplines and role, as well as offering an environment where peer support and the development of a community of practice are fostered.

Mentoring provided by your employer provides an opportunity for participants to link their learning to their own discipline and professional context.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) for the purpose of professional recognition.

Accredited by Advance HE for the purpose of professional recognition.

Careers

The overall aim of the PgCHPE award is to provide a framework for the initial and continuing professional development of academic staff in higher and professional education. You will be working within a university or other Higher Education Provider (HEP), typically with students studying at levels 4 to 8 in the Framework for HE Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ).

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 81 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    28
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    7th

    61

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