Develop the expertise to support you within your role in both digital and face-to-face teaching and learning contexts. Engage with your peers and scholarship and develop as a creative, confident, competent and committed practitioner, able to learn from both your own work and examples of best practice. Benefit from our ‘learning by doing’ approach and discover through your own learning experience, what it’s like to learn and teach, both face-to-face and online. The PGCHE has been designed in consultation with education professionals and external bodies for professional teaching and learning practice, such as the Higher Education Academy (HEA). You will: Push the limits of your practice by trying new initiatives, and taking risks within a safe, supportive environment Become more confident in your practice and your ability to respond to the rapidly shifting HE sector and its growing emphasis on the student experience Benefit from studying alongside peers from different countries, disciplines and backgrounds, allowing you to interact with new perspectives Develop your ability to critically evaluate your practice in the light of pedagogical research, scholarship and policy Gain the confidence, knowledge and pedagogical fluency to be able to effectively explain your approach to colleagues, students and managers Gain the knowledge to be able to prepare applications for professional recognition from various professional bodies. E.g. a portfolio for Fellowship recognition (FHEA) from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in the UK Gain an internationally-recognised qualification for teaching and learning in Higher Education.
All applications are considered on an individual basis. You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree, and those without formal qualifications or accreditation but with substantial, relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply. As part of the application process you will be asked to submit a description of your prior experience, motivations for studying the course and how you believe it will develop your career aspirations. Within your application you will be expected to demonstrate sufficient previous and current practice in supporting student learning in Higher Education (HE). As a guideline, we expect applicants to be actively engaged in supporting student learning in HE for a minimum of 50 hours over the course’s duration, and be able to evidence this. If your first language is not English, you'll need to take one of the following tests to verify your proficiency: IELTS - minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening TOEFL iBT (online test) - minimum of 88 overall and at least 21 in all 4 components LanguageCert (online test) - a High Pass from the ESOL B2 Communicator test in reading, writing, speaking and listening (2 parts) We also accept a range of equivalent recognised English language qualifications. Candidates without a degree or formal qualification are still encouraged to apply.
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