Postgraduate study
Education, Early Childhood & Youth

PgCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Academic Professional)

This Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Academic Professional) apprenticeship route has been developed to meet the professional development needs of practitioners who are new to teaching and supporting learning roles in higher education. It is a work-based course that provides extensive training and work experience in both the core elements of the apprenticeship and in the specialist route for teaching.

Course information

Part-time

  • 2 years

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2019 entry

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  • Facilities

    Education, Early Childhood & Youth

    The facilities available to Education, Early Childhood and Youth students at Teesside University are ideal preparation for a career in education. Students have access to many of the kind of resources that you would expect to find in an educational setting.

 

Students come from a range of institutions and this offers you the opportunity for collaborative work and discussion. You can take up to 24 months to complete the course and the majority of your learning will be based on your own teaching practice.

The apprenticeship standard and assessment plan are aligned to the current editions of the Higher Education Academy UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). A successful apprentice who meets the requirements for the specialist teaching role will be eligible for professional recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. More about the UKPSF. It comprises four descriptors that incorporate a comprehensive set of professional standards and guidelines for everyone involved in teaching and supporting learning in HE. Further details of the academic professional standard

Modules have been developed to ensure that they support your professional role and identity in terms of your teaching and supporting learning activities.

Course structure

Core modules

Being an Academic Professional

Developing Academic Practice

Facilitating Learning in Higher Education

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

While studying the academic professional route you are entitled to an allocation of at least 20% of your normal work-time for academic study, which is agreed with your employer. You study this course on a part-time basis, however your programme includes elements delivered using distance learning, blended learning and there are initial blocks of teaching for each module. All modules include work-based elements and application of theory to practice.

The course is managed and taught by principal and senior lecturers who all hold either fellowship or senior fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

How you are assessed

You are provided with course and module guides containing comprehensive information about your assessments. You complete a portfolio for each module. However these will differ in content in order to reflect the different purpose of each module. You then use some of the content from these portfolios to develop three further assessment tasks to satisfy the end-point assessment of the academic professional route you are studying.
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Your progression through the course will be discussed at regular meetings with your course team and workplace mentors
Formative assessment, includes, but is not limited to, online discussions, individual feedback about any draft pieces of evidence, synchronous and asynchronous discussions, as well as observers’ comments on observed teaching sessions.

Career opportunities

Participants on the course can progress to the MA Education

Entry requirements

Standard University postgraduate entry criteria will apply plus:

You must demonstrate that you are currently teaching and/or supporting learning on HE level provision (minimum 50 hours per academic year).

An apprenticeship agreement is required at the commencement of an apprenticeship.

Applicants without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section


Health conditions requiring adjustments

For this particular course, you may need to undertake an occupational health or work-based risk assessment check. If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism spectrum condition, sensory impairment or medical condition that may require reasonable adjustments during an external placement, in the university or in a clinical practice area, this must be declared as part of the enrolment process. If you are unsure you can contact the relevant admissions or course tutor for guidance.

Course information

Part-time

  • 2 years

More part-time details

2019 entry

Contact details

Further information