PgC Learning and Teaching for Higher Education

Accredited by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and NMC.

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Duration Part-time, 1 Year
Start date October 2020
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Improve your knowledge and understanding of teaching practice and advance your professional skills! Our programme has been designed by staff highly experienced in academic practice, providing you all the skills you need in supporting student learning in higher education.

We understand that you will have a busy working life, which is why our flexible approach to learning will allow you to study at a pace that best suits you. You'll develop professional skills and values in your work role, gaining professional accreditation with the HE Academy and the NMC that will help you advance to new levels in your career.

Important note

This course is currently only open for applications from internal candidates and eligible partners as follows:

  • HEA Accreditation: available for applicants currently employed by the University of Cumbria or organisations that have a formal partnership with the university.
  • NMC Recognition: available for employees of the National Health Service seeking to qualify as a Practice Teacher or Teacher.

Graduate destinations

You'll gain professional recognition and an entry into further study at a masters level. We recommend the MA in Education Professional Practice if your interest is pedagogical research, or the MSc Practice Development for those with health-related interests.

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Student special educational needs teachers help others Covid19 pandemic

Posted: 22 Jul 2020

When student teachers in Lancashire were forced to cancel a key conference about inclusion that they had spent months planning they made sure their efforts to help others were not thwarted by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, items and funds raised by University of Cumbria students on a four-year BA Hons Primary Education with QTS in Inclusion/SEND (special educational needs) course have been given to a local foodbank and disability swimming club.

There’s never been a better time to train to teach

Posted: 13 Jul 2020

According to a new report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) the number of unfilled teaching posts in secondary schools has risen again. Whilst this is concerning for the sector, it suggests a buoyant job market for those entering secondary teaching as a profession.

Student Story: How and Why I Changed Career to Becoming a Teacher

Posted: 10 Jul 2020

"I have always wanted to work with young children and after having been turned down for a number of teaching assistant positions over the years I thought I would grab the bull by the horns and go for my PGCE, and I am really glad I have."

PGCE Open Day

Sat 26 Sep 2020

There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further.

PGCE Open Day

Sat 7 Nov 2020

There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further.