PgC Learning and Teaching for Higher Education

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

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Key course details

Location Online
Duration Part-time, 1 Year
Start date October 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

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.

News and Events

‘Next generation’ student environmentalist selected for prestigious lecture

Posted: 4 Mar 2019

A University of Cumbria student touted as ‘the next generation of speakers’ has been selected to give a microlecture on adventure and discovery at the Royal Geographic Society (RGS). Originally from Norfolk, Taylor Butler-Eldridge, 25, will share his experience of working with Surfer’s Against Sewage inspiring school children in Cornwall and educating them about the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecology.

Government minister Nick Gibb and author Frank Cottrell Boyce to top the bill at pioneering Northern education conference

Posted: 4 Mar 2019

Schools minister Nick Gibb and award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce will deliver keynote speeches in Carlisle next month when the city hosts one of the biggest events of its kind in northern England. The Northern Lights conference will celebrate good practice and explore the biggest issues faced by schools and educationalists across the region. The University of Cumbria’s Institute of Education is staging the event in partnership with the St Ninian Catholic Federation.

How to to manage a teacher’s workload

Posted: 22 Mar 2019

Focusing on what teaching techniques are proven to make the most difference to students, and making the best use of teacher time, are the most effective actions to reduce workload. These also go hand-in-hand with encouraging better teaching. So what are some ways this can be achieved?

Campus Tour

Wed 1 May 2019

An opportunity to visit our Fusehill Street Campus.

Campus Tour

Wed 8 May 2019

An opportunity to visit our Lancaster campus.