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 higher education in the UK.

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

PG Cert tHE rogramme map

Studying the PGCert tHE at Swansea provides an important grounding in teaching techniques and practices, as well as providing support mechanisms for the continuing development of teaching practices. The programme is fully accredited by Advance HE (Formally the HEA) and has the flexibility of specialist components via the Patchwork assessment.

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) a nationally-recognised framework for benchmarking success within HE teaching and learning support. You can download a copy of the framework from the HEA website.

The Programme uses a flexible, blended learning approach where participants learn through a range of learning and teaching methods.  The assessments relate directly to participants’ personal development and are largely reflective, whilst the face to face sessions provide opportunities for collaboration and collegiality. It is this facilitation of collaborative events and practices, where colleagues from all subject areas work together to share ideas and experiences, that are often the most beneficial.

PG Cert participant Shakir Jiffri, from the College of Engineering, said, “From a career development point of view, I have found it extremely beneficial to collaborate with and have the support of fellow early-career lecturers and also more experienced lecturers. Feedback from Peer observation sessions, conversations with my mentor about good teaching practice and innovative teaching techniques, and also informal teaching-related chats with colleagues have been – and continue to be – helpful in improving my effectiveness as a teacher.”

Or for more information, please contact:

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

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