Professional and Higher Education at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

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Course summary

This course is for people who teach and support learning at higher education level (SCQF Level 7 or higher), whether within a university, college or other professional setting and will enable you to become effective in facilitating and enhancing learning experiences. Delivered fully online, it allows you to fit study around your other commitments. This course is dynamic, interactive and work-related. It has been designed in response to the continuing professional development needs of professionals with an educational role, for example nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, social workers, doctors, lecturers in any discipline and professional services staff. The course will develop your understanding and skills of: facilitation of learning, assessment and feedback, curriculum design and quality assurance and using technology to enhance learning. You will learn about theories of education that support learning and be able to reflect on and apply your learning to your own workplace practices. By the end of the course you will be able to design, assess and facilitate learning in a broad range of professional contexts. Through reflection on practice you will continue to develop as an individual and a professional, in the sound knowledge that your practice is based on solid conceptual principles.


Facilitating Learning (20 credits) Assessment for Learning (20 credits) Curriculum Design for Learning (20 credits)

Assessment method

Assessments may include personal reflective critiques, e-portfolios, presentations, essays, curriculum documents and literature reviews.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

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Entry requirements

To be considered applicants must usually, as a minimum, have a UK honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Please visit or the course webpage,, for more information on this and any additional requirements. Applicants should provide a focused and detailed personal statement, specific for the course they are applying to. All applications require a satisfactory reference. Please visit our website for more information on how this should be provided,

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £1010 Module
EU £1010 Module
England £1010 Module
Northern Ireland £1010 Module
Scotland £1010 Module
Wales £1010 Module
Channel Islands £1010 Module
International £1010 Module

Additional fee information

Some courses may have associated additional fees for professional body registration. More information on fees can be found on our website here

Sponsorship information

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Professional and Higher Education at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS