Postgraduate (12 months part-time, distance learning)
Semesters 1 and 2: weekly online 'live' webinar and tutorial
Practice-based and underpinned by theory, our course is taught by a team of active researchers in education. As a teacher/lecturer in higher education, this course supports you as part of your own continuing professional development (CPD) so that you are able to make positive contributions to teaching and learning in the sector.
Whether you are new or experienced in teaching in higher education, our course is for you.
The PG Cert encourages you to reflect upon your own practice, learn from sharing practice with others, and develop a deep understanding of educational models framing higher education in contemporary university settings. Running wholly online, our course is highly interactive and exposes you to the very best teaching practice by our qualified and experienced team.
You’ll have access to our Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), which provides you with a wide range of teaching and learning resources as well as interactive opportunities to engage with the materials and other students. The course has two modules, each containing a compulsory teaching observation. You’ll be encouraged to reflect upon the impact of your teaching practice on learning, continually critique and develop it and share your experiences with others.
Please note that this course does not contain Fellowship of Advance HE (FHEA). If you'd like further information about this, please contact email@example.com.
With the needs of the 21st-century classroom and learners constantly changing, our course will provide you with the transferable skills to communicate, research and apply relevant teaching knowledge and understanding to practice.
With a focus on continuing professional development, the course and modules give you the opportunity to develop your own evidence-based practice. They can also contribute to the MA Education course and ultimately towards Professional Doctorate study.
In order to meet the course requirements you must currently be teaching and supporting learning in the higher education sector, both when you apply and throughout the course.
Assessment for both modules involves the completion of a series of pieces of academic work that are informed by your practice and theoretical understanding. The assessment approach, named patchwork text, supports you to demonstrate your engagement with each module’s outcomes as well as compile the assessment as the module progresses. The planning for and observation of your practice, as well as your subsequent reflection, is aligned to the module outcomes and forms part of your academic submission.
We use online submission and feedback for our final assessments. With students across the sector increasingly expected to use online plagiarism detection software packages, this offers you an opportunity to engage with such systems from a student perspective.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments – though you won't need to pay until you've accepted an offer to study with us. This information also applies to EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021.How to pay your fees directly
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
For applicants who do not work for Anglia Ruskin University:
The course you have applied for requires you to evidence your professional practice of teaching higher education students. We need to ensure that the institution in which you work can confirm that your teaching role supports these requirements and that they will provide a suitably qualified observer as part of your PG Cert assessment.
As part of your application, you will need to provide a reference from them that confirms:
Distance learning, part-time postgraduate (2 years)
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