This module has been designed by staff experienced in academic practice who are active researchers in addition to their teaching role. We promote a flexible approach to learning and assessment in recognition that you will already have a busy working life. The module forms part of the PgC in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education.
This module has professional accreditation leading to NMC Practice Teacher.
The academic credit from this module can be carried into the full PgC in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education.
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This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the practice of teaching and the support of student learning in higher education.
It is designed to be delivered online at a distance with optional workshops offered at Lancaster and Carlisle.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
1st or 2nd class honours degree.
Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course, please contact the Enquiry Centre for further details.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) may be considered for relevant prior learning at the same academic level.
This course is available to applicants who are currently employed by the University of Cumbria, the National Health Service or an organisation that has a formal partnership with the University of Cumbria.
You should have a good honours degree (2:2 or above), however suitable professional experience may be an accepted alternative. As this programme is designed around work-place learning, applicants are expected to undertake higher education teaching or learning support or be able to for at least 30 hours per module, in order to achieve the learning outcomes within their work context. Applicants choosing the NMC Practice Teacher option must have a minimum of two years practice as a Community Specialist Nurse- see NMC requirements for detail. Please note that this qualification is approved by the NMC but is not recordable with them.
All applicants are required identify a suitable mentor within their workplace.
All entrants will be required to meet English language proficiency standards and must have access to a computer with good internet connection.
Applicants with the required qualifications are not normally interviewed but accepted on the strength of their references, evidence of their experience and ability to meet the requirement for 30 hours per module of teaching or support of learning in a higher education context. Where an applicant has suitable professional experience and qualifications but does not hold a good first degree they are interviewed by the programme leader, and offered a place if considered to have the appropriate attributes suitable for post graduate study. Occasionally, applicants may be required to write a short piece of work to demonstrate the necessary attributes.
Particular attention will be made to the personal statement which must clearly state how this programme will enhance the participant's professional practice.
A personal statement is a requirement of application. Within this you should clearly identify:
- Your motivation to undertake this programme
- How you believe it will enhance your professional practice
- Your experience of supporting learning within a higher professional context
- Your teaching/support of learning commitments during the programme
Applications should be made online from the Apply Now button within the course information page.
Please note that the direct entry application system will not recognise your current Student IT Network login. Please select the New User option from the Apply Now button.
All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc.
Resources and facilities
We offer a wide range of learning and information resources designed for flexible learning in addition to modern campus facilities. All of resources you require will be made available through the virtual learning environment and additionally you will be provided with a free electronic portfolio.