Postgraduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education

The Swansea University Postgraduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education is for Swansea University staff who wish to explore and develop their teaching. In addition, it is a probationary requirement for those with less than 3 years full time teaching in the UK.

The Programme consists of 4 modules of 15 credits at FHEQ 7. As you can see below, each module is made up of a number of Patches, which cover a variety of topic areas.

Overview of the PG Cert Programme

This programme works on the basis of a generic skill base, required of all teachers but also the flexibility of specialist components via the Patchwork assessment to develop the specialist skills of each participating teacher. As participants complete their Patchwork elements they will use reflection to ‘weave’ connections between them to enable them to meet the course outcomes in the final module, which involves completing an application for HEA Fellowship.

The PG Cert HE is pedagogically driven, underpinned by a theoretical evidence base and applicable to practice. It is mapped to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) (

The Programme uses a “blended learning” approach where participants learn in part through standard delivery and in part through the delivery of content/instruction via digital / online media with some flexibility. The design incorporates an intense pedagogic engagement at the start of the programme in Year 1, changing to more flexibly organised input in Year 2. This is to take account of the incremental nature of teaching practice which takes place during the period of study.

To express interest in the programme, please complete the form below:

Or for more information, please contact:

Chris Hall – Programme Director
Room 307, SALT, CDS Building
01792 513473

or …

Jenny Alders – Programme Administrator
Room 308, SALT, CDS Building
01792 518595

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