Information for Potential Participants

Programme Structure:

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE

60 Credits



Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education (LTA) details »

Either one 30 credit or two 15 credit units
see options available »

30 credits

30 credits

The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGC LTHE) provides a nationally recognised qualification for teaching and academic practice in HE. The course is designed for participants to gain a clear understanding of the core activities and pedagogical theory underpinning a professional role in teaching and supporting learning in HE and is accredited by AdvanceHE (Higher Education Academy).

On successful completion of the PGC LTHE participants will gain 60 masters’ level credits and will then have the option to proceed to the Masters in Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

Entry to Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

To apply for the PGCLTHE you must:

  • Teach regularly throughout the unit delivery;
  • Be involved in the design and planning of learning activities;
  • Assess and give feedback to learners;
  • Hold a first degree (or equivalent) in any subject.

Please do not apply unless you are confident that you meet all the eligibility criteria. If you have any questions relating to the PGCLTHE entry requirements or the programme in general please contact Orlagh McCabe (

If you are not eligible for the PGCLTHE, then the MA HE, our workshop programme or FLEX could be for you. Check out your options via the CPD route planner.


To apply:

  • ensure you meet the entry requirements
  • complete the application form and email it to You should ensure that we receive your application at least 4 weeks before the start date of the first unit you wish to study.

Once you are enrolled on the PGCLTHE you will need to select units and map your own route through the programme by registering on each unit page. Please contact for further advice if required.

Applicants External to MMU

We welcome applications from those who teach within a higher education setting and meet the entry requirements above.

The fee for entry in the 2018/19 academic year is:

  • £2836 for Home / EU students
  • £4836 for Overseas students

The fee for entry in the 2019/20 academic year is:

  • £2836 for Home / EU students;
  • £5168 for Overseas students

Upon enrolment, participants will be billed for the full fee for 60 credits. It is your responsibility to arrange for fees to be paid. Our Finance Department website has further details on how to pay fees, including payment in instalments. It is possible to arrange for a sponsor to pay your fee, for example your employer. If a sponsor is paying on your behalf see “Employer/Sponsor Funding”, and please ensure that you provide your sponsor with clear instructions on how to pay.

A further fee may be payable to the HEA (AdvanceHE) to claim the award of Fellowship (upon completion of the LTA unit) . See the HEA website for further details on these fees.


All units are delivered through a blended learning model that incorporates a range of approaches utilising variety of face to face teaching methods together with online guided learning. To offer the maximum flexibility and the opportunity for participants to personalise their own learning, online learning resources have been developed and the participants can engage with these at the most convenient time for them.


Programme Leader

Orlagh McCabe tel: 0161 247 4652

Programme Administrator

Rick Lighten tel: 0161 247 4675



How to Apply

Download and complete the relevant form from the application form page »

Then register for the units you wish to study on the unit webpage. If you haven't decided exactly what to study and when, you can register at a later date.


Students starting September 2019 onwards:



Students who registered prior to September 2019:



Please contact for further advice if required.