Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education

This programme will:

  • develop your practical skills and understanding of learning, teaching, assessment, course and curriculum design, development and management within the structure of higher and professional education.


This programme:

  • is designed to fit into the institutional commitments of busy professionals
  • has been accredited by the Higher Education Academy as a route to becoming a Fellow (FHEA)
  • offers a pathway leading to a specialist professional certificate in music teaching.

Who is this programme for?

Academic and academic-related staff in higher education, and individuals with training and/or supervisory roles in educational or professional institutions.

Entry requirements

A good first degree or equivalent. You should currently be employed in an appropriate educational or professional institution, as the programme requires practical work in a teaching context.

How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments, including a portfolio of 5,000 words providing evidence of your developing professional practice, and a 5,000 word essay.


Face-to-face one-day, two-day and three-day workshops and regular individual tutorials. For some of the workshops, there is a possibility of attending online via Open Mode.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this professional certificate are currently working as:

  • teachers
  • university and college lecturers and researchers.

Following successful completion of this programme some graduates use this as evidence to gain promotion within their working context.


Core modules