Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) 


The Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education facilitates the professional development of teachers/lecturers as reflective practitioners in higher education. The programme achieves this by developing their knowledge of higher education as a field of study and enabling lecturers to enhance their ability to facilitate, manage and assess students’ learning.

Career opportunities include:

  • Teacher/lecturer
  • Educational Technologist
  • Quality Assurance Officer

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • D8 - LTA - 10: Learning, Teaching and Assessment (20)
  • D8 - PPA1 - 15: Professional Academic Practice in Action 1 (10)
  • D8 - PPA2 - 15: Professional Academic Practice in Action 2 (10)

Elective modules:

Select one from the following:
  • D8 - QHE - 11: Quality Frameworks in Higher Education (20)
  • D8 - ETE - 12: Educational Technology and e-Learning (20)

Recommended study path (12 months)

  • Semester 1: D8:LTA - 10, D8 - PPA1 - 15, Elective (D8 - QHE - 11 or D8 - ETE - 12)
  • Semester 2: D8 - PPA2 - 15

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have completed a Bachelors Degree, preferably up to Honors level from a recognised institution.

2) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page

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