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This PGCE in Higher Education is aimed at academic staff working in higher education and covers contemporary approaches to both teaching and student learning. You'll be introduced to academic practice, with an overview of learning theories, practical classroom teaching and learning approaches, and will cover a range of pedagogical approaches. You'll explore key theories in learning and teaching in the context of your own academic practice and you'll engage in technology-enhanced learning, both in use and pedagogy.
You'll develop insight into the theory behind pedagogical approaches to learning and teaching, such as gamification and object-based learning, as well as more traditional approaches to large group lectures and smaller group seminar and workshop activities. Your skills and confidence in delivering learning using such methods will develop as you progress through the course.
You'll be taught via a mix of lectures, group-based seminars and interactive workshop activities.
You'll be assessed via multiple methods which reflect the underpinning principles of universal design for learning including essay format, a spoken individual presentation (viva), a written module document and verbal defence.
The course is taught on a part-time basis, every Thursday from 9am-3pm.
Explore academic practice and gain an overview of learning theories, practical classroom teaching and learning approaches, while also covering a range of pedagogical approaches. Identify both why you are taking an approach as well as having the ability to implement, adapt and evaluate contemporary approaches to health professions education.
Use evidence informed teaching practices, signature pedagogies and approaches to learning and teaching such as Gamification, Object Based Learning. Gain an insight into the theory behind these approaches while developing skills and confidence in delivering learning.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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You are expected to have a substantial teaching workload which should equate to more than 100 hours of direct student contact each year. You must undertake a full range of academic practice in line with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) in order to complete the course. The majority of students undertaking the course will be academics on a teaching and research contract, although the course is open to research assistants and associates who also contribute to teaching provided they are able to meet all of the dimensions of the UKPSF.
University of Sunderland staff will apply via the HR staff qualifications policy, agreeing workload remission and support with their line manager.
We advise all potential applicants to have an informal phone or Skype call with the course leader before applying, to ensure that the course learning outcomes can be achieved and that the route is suitable for you. Please email email@example.com to arrange this.
The tuition fee for this course is £2,500.
Please note that part-time courses are not available to international applicants who require a Student visa to study in the UK.
Learn more about settled status, pre-settled status, special discounts, visa requirements and Common Travel Area (CTA) agreements for the Republic of Ireland applicants in our Help and Advice article.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
On completion of the course, you may look to find employment at higher education institutions, teaching across a range of year groups.
This course is aimed at academic staff in higher education, working to the relevant higher education regulations and organisational requirements. The course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge as a teaching professional and as such, will ensure that you are able to offer student-centred teaching and learning experiences. Your career prospects are enhanced through your ability to reflect on your own teaching practice and to engage in scholarship of learning and teaching as it relates to your own profession.
On successful completion of this PGCE (Health Professions) course, you can use this as advanced standing if you wish to continue your studies and enrol onto the Master of Education (Higher Education) course. This masters course offers students the ability to study a wide range of topics relevant to educating academic staff working within higher education. It provides initial teacher preparation for staff new to education, with modules covering both teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum design.
You would enter year two of this course and graduate ready to work in higher education institutions, teaching across a range of year groups.
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