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HIGHER EDUCATION (POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2019 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £2800.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education is designed for all those teaching in higher education. Reflecting on your own experience of teaching, including critical incidents, we consider the factors that contribute to effective teaching strategies in the education of adults, including:

  • understanding how students learn
  • teaching and learning techniques and resources
  • ways of establishing and maintaining effective learning environments
  • developing an integrated approach to assessment.

You will develop holistic approaches to planning learning activities and events, including ways to integrate principles of social inclusion and widening participation into learning events.

Please note: this is a qualification for higher education-level teaching only and this course is therefore not eligible for Student Loan Company funding.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education is designed for all those teaching in higher education. Reflecting on your own experience of teaching, including critical incidents, we consider the factors that contribute to effective teaching strategies in the education of adults, including: understanding how students learn teaching and learning techniques and...

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Course Content

You take four compulsory modules.

COMPULSORY MODULES

  • Assessment, Feedback and Evaluation
  • Designing and Planning Learning Activities
  • Teaching and Supporting Learning
  • Teaching Practice and Continuing Professional Development

You take four compulsory modules. COMPULSORY MODULES Assessment, Feedback and Evaluation Designing and Planning Learning Activities Teaching and Supporting Learning Teaching Practice and Continuing Professional...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 1 year

October, 2019

£2800.00

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Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Apply now to secure your place and allow enough time for the application and enrolment process. You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

COURSE SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry requirements for external candidates are normally a second-class honours degree and a minimum of two years' teaching experience on QAA-accredited HE programmes. Acceptance on the programme also requires that candidates are teaching at least 40 hours at HE levels 4-6/7 in the academic year of study in a role commensurate with the UKPSF level 2.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. Some courses may require higher scores, particularly in the following subject areas:

  • arts management
  • cultural studies
  • development studies
  • film and media
  • geography
  • history
  • law
  • organizational psychology
  • psychology.

Please carefully check the Course-Specific Entry Requirements on your chosen programme for details of higher English language entry requirements.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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