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PGCERT Teaching in Higher Education

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Develop skills in creating and managing effective learning environments.
  • Learn how to design effective assessment and feedback processes.
  • Gain an understanding of theories and models underpinning pedagogical practice in higher education learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Complete the postgraduate certificate and gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

This course is aimed towards both experienced and newly appointed higher education academic staff. Studying part-time, with flexible start dates to fit around your other commitments, you'll develop an informed, reflective and self-critical approach to learning, teaching and assessment, enhancing your skills as a practitioner in higher education.

How you learn

We focus on learning from each other, across subjects, as well as helping you to develop your knowledge of teaching and learning in your subject specialist area by establishing subject support groups and exploring subject specialist pedagogies. The course is practice-orientated and gives emphasis to your interests and career aspirations.

You learn through

  • tutor-led seminars
  • workshops
  • participant-led activities
  • group and peer discussion
  • self-directed study and reading
  • assessment of practice

Future careers

This course is designed to enhance your career potential by developing your skills as a member of academic staff working in a higher education environment.


This course sits within the Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredited TALENT framework at Sheffield Hallam and completing both modules leads to Fellowship of the HEA.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 4,820overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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