PGCLTHE

Information for Potential Participants

Note for PGCLTHE applicants: The current PGCLTHE may be revised during the summer of 2017 in response to new standards for the ‘Academic Professional’. The changes are likely to be minor and involve revisions to assessments. It is highly unlikely that there will be any changes to the date/time offer of the units advertised, nor the material addressed in those units. As the position is clarified by the DfE in relation to the standards and their assessment we will inform staff enrolled on the programme as to how they will be affected. If you have any questions about this please contact the course leader, Peter Gossman (p.gossman@mmu.ac.uk).

Programme Structure:

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE

60 Credits
HEA Fellow Status

Core Options
Introduction to Learning, Teaching and Assessment (ILTA) details » Developing Academic and Professional Practice (DAPP) details » Either one 30 credit or two 15 credit units
see options available »
15 credits 15 credits 30 credits
First unit to be studied Last unit to be studied  
HEA Associate Fellow Status    

The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Practice (PGCLTHE) provides a nationally recognised qualification for teaching and academic practice in Higher Education. The course is accredited within the MMU Professional Standards Framework and therefore meets the requirements of the UK Professional Standards Framework for Fellow status. Successful completion of the PGCLTHE, incorporates recognition as Fellow of the HEA (free for MMU staff).

The course incorporates the Introduction to Learning and Teaching Unit (ILTA), which is the key unit for all staff new to teaching. It is recommended that staff with no or minimal teaching experience complete this unit as soon as possible. Successful completion of this unit also leads to Associate Fellow of the HEA (free for MMU staff). The programme structure is shown below:

Note: Associate Fellowship and Fellowship of HEA is free for MMU staff. Any other applicant who would like to undertake the PGLTHE and otbain fellowship, please contact the Programme Leader (p.gossman@mmu.ac.uk).

The PGCLTHE is designed to develop a sound academic grounding in pedagogical theories and the link between these and the practical experience and skills necessary for carrying out a professional role in teaching and supporting learning in Higher Education. Participants gain a clear understanding of the core activities that comprise academic practice in higher education and the relationship between them.

On successful completion of the PGCLTHE participants will gain 60 masters’ level credits and will then have the option to proceed to the Master's in Higher Education.

in addition, for NMC Teachers Award Participants only: NMC Teacher Practice Unit (15 credits) details »

Entry Requirements
Entry to Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

To apply for the PGCLTHE you must:

  • Teach for at least 4 hours per week;
  • 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.

If you have any questions relating to the PGCLTHE entry requirements or the programme in general please contact Peter Gossman (p.gossman@mmu.ac.uk)

Applicants for the NMC Teachers Award must also meet the NMC entry requirements

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.

Admissions

To apply for the PGCLTHE please

  • ensure you meet the entry requirements
  • complete the application form and email it together with a reference from your line manager that demonstrates their support for you attending the course and confirmation of your role within their department. (This is required to verify your eligibility for exemption from course fees) to celtcpd@mmu.ac.uk

     

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

 

Delivery

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 blocks have been developed and the participants can engage with these at the most convenient time for them.

Participants are required to complete the online guided learning in advance of attending the face to face sessions but can interact with these at a time convenient to them. Attendance of the face to face sessions are compulsory. This is particularly relevant to the delivery of the course core units where the underpinning material is delivered via a number of online learning blocks. Within each delivery of the core units there will be a choice of attendance modes for the face to face sessions - check the ILTA and DAPP pages to see the different delivery options available.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Accreditation of Prior Learning is another route to entry on the PGCLTHE. If you are teaching 4 hours or more per week and already have some relevant experience, but do not yet have a PG Cert in HE, you may be eligible to take the PGCLTHE via an ‘express’ route where some elements can be accredited via the APL process.

Contacts

Course Leader

Peter Gossman p.gossman@mmu.ac.uk

Programme Administrator

Rick Lighten r.lighten@mmu.ac.uk

 

 

How to Apply

To apply for this course, please download and complete the relevant form from the application form page »

As well as completing an application, you need to register for the units you wish to study as part of the course. Register for any units you know you want to study now on the webpage for each unit. If you haven't decided exactly what to study and when, you can register at a later date

 

 

 

 

 

See a diagram of the PGCLTHE application, registration and completion process

 

Please contact celtcpd@mmu.ac.uk for further advice if required.

 

Nowhere has the culture and essence of the values of the institution been more clear and pure than in the PGCAP experience. I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to model behaviour from my tutors and peers during PGCAP attendance and I have picked up positive attitudes that counter the occasional jaded cynical teachers in the field.

PGC AP participant, 2014
(Note: The PGCAP was the previous name for the PGCLTHE)