Creative Education at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS

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Course summary

At UCA, we recognise the transformative potential of education to improve the lives of individuals and communities, and our Creative Education Postgraduate Certificate will give you the tools to develop your confidence as an educational professional. This course will help you build on your teaching practice to make more confident judgements regarding teaching, learning and assessment. Using a range of creative approaches, you will develop your ability to design, plan and facilitate effective learning to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Each unit of study is aligned with Descriptors 1 and 2 of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), ensuring that you are well prepared to work effectively as a creative educator in the Higher Education sector upon graduation. Successful completion of each unit of study enables you to be recognised as an Associate Fellow (unit 1) or Fellow (unit 2) of the Higher Education Academy. The course team strives to maintain an equitable, diverse, connected and democratic community that supports effective learning and evolves in response to your changing needs. We offer flexible study opportunities, and the course is delivered predominantly online to enable you to study around your professional commitments. If you’re ready to get creative with your teaching, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact the course leader, Tony Reeves, for an initial conversation - his details can be found below.


Unit 1: Exploring pedagogy in creative arts disciplines. Unit 2: Enquiring into pedagogy in creative arts disciplines. Unit 3: Reflecting on the profession of teaching or supporting learning.

Assessment method

The first unit is assessed through the submission of a range of tasks whereby theory is used to inform the development of good practice appropriate for the discipline/professional support context and level, the second through submission of a research project report and the third through submission of a portfolio.

Entry requirements

Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education or the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) (or equivalent eg City and Guilds 730, or Certificate in Education) or BA Hons (normally first-class, upper second or equivalent) or international equivalent in a relevant discipline and more than three years' (full-time equivalent) teaching experience. Plus: one day a week or equivalent (minimum) of work in a teaching/supporting learning role at UCA or other FE and skills and/or HE establishment; GCSE English at grade C or above, or equivalent. No formal portfolio is required for this course. We'll require you to attend an Applicant Day which will include an interview. This will also give you the opportunity to visit us, meet the course team and see the facilities. If you wish to bring work for discussion at your interview, you're welcome to do so.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1390 Credit
Northern Ireland £1390 Credit
Scotland £1390 Credit
Wales £1390 Credit

Additional fee information

Fee of £1,390 is per 30 credits
Creative Education at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS