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Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Who is the course designed for?

The course is aimed at staff who teach and/or support learning of students who are studying at the University of Cambridge. Participants normally have at least one to three years’ experience of teaching in higher education. The course assumes a significant amount of independent study, as well as active involvement in teaching and/or supporting learning during the course. The course is not normally open to PhD students.

The course is designed so that participants are able to investigate aspects of teaching and learning that are particularly important to them. Some of the outcomes that are likely to arise from taking the course are: greater understanding of student engagement in higher education; increased confidence; an ability to think creatively and from an evidence base, about how to improve education within and beyond your own practice.

Aims of the programme

The course is designed to enable its participants to develop enquiry-based approaches to engaging with educational challenges and contributing to improvements in the education of students at Cambridge and at tertiary level more broadly. You will: develop your understanding of how students learn; extend your repertoire of teaching, learning and assessment methods; and develop a cogent personal philosophy of education drawing on understanding, use and critical awareness of educational research methods and reflective practice.

In doing so, you will develop practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge about teaching and learning in higher eduation. The programme is also designed to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion of teaching, learning and assessment.

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University information

University of Cambridge

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  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 84 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    172 83%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5

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