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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary:

  • Develop skills in creating and managing effective learning environments.
  • Learn how to design effective assessment and feedback processes.
  • Gain an understanding of theories and models underpinning pedagogical practice in higher education learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Complete the postgraduate certificate and gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
This course is aimed towards both experienced and newly appointed higher education academic staff. Studying part-time, with flexible start dates to fit around your other commitments, you'll develop an informed, reflective and self-critical approach to learning, teaching and assessment, enhancing your skills as a practitioner in higher education. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. We focus on learning from each other, across subjects, as well as helping you to develop your knowledge of teaching and learning in your subject specialist area by establishing subject support groups and exploring subject specialist pedagogies. The course is practice-orientated and gives emphasis to your interests and career aspirations. You learn through:
  • tutor-led seminars
  • workshops
  • participant-led activities
  • group and peer discussion
  • self-directed study and reading
  • assessment of practice
Applied learning - Work placements The course is structured around your professional practice, with each module involving an observed assessment in your practice setting.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. Compulsory modules Developing As An Academic Practitioner Introduction To Higher Education Practice

Assessment method


Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Higher Education Academy

Entry requirements

Typically you need: • a UK honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject • 60 hours scheduled teaching in a HE context for each academic year - this must include planning, design and assessment, and can include up to five hours of research supervision and tutorials • Sheffield Hallam staff need line manager approval You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with 6.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
Teaching in Higher Education at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS