Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LaTHE) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

CRBT010

Study options:

1 year part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

 

Course code:

CRBT010

Study options:

1 year part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

 

Course code:

CRBT010

Study options:

1 year part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

 

Overview

Whether you’ve been teaching in Higher Education (HE) for a number of years or are relatively new to the HE environment, this course does more than build on your knowledge, it offers you space to explore your teaching philosophy, discover insights into why you teach the way you do, and better understand what underpins your chosen approach.

We aim to offer you the chance to learn with a culturally diverse group of peers to exchange ideas of best practice and enrich your own perspective of education in our increasingly interconnected world. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to build greater self-awareness and confidence as an educator, helping you to make a deeper and more meaningful impact on your students’ own learning journeys.

Delivered online with dedicated one-to-one support, this course offers you the opportunity to learn flexibly and complete each module during the semester of study at a time and place that suits you, combining informative articles, engaging videos and in-depth discussions with fellow educators.

Our Learning Platform

We have partnered with FutureLearn, a leading social learning platform, to deliver online degrees to learners across the globe. 

From short taster courses to postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and fully online degrees, the platform provides you with a seamless high-quality learning experience, on mobile, desktop and tablet. You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way, to fit in with your lifestyle.

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is recognised by the following bodies: Advance HE (pending approval)

Course information

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PgC LaTHE) is for academic staff with teaching, learning and assessment responsibilities in higher education, and provides the opportunity to develop professional academic skills and knowledge.

Designed and delivered online by staff from Coventry University – the only UK university to be awarded five stars for online learning (QS Stars 2020) – the course seeks to equip you for the evolving challenges and demands of higher education. It provides a space to share and develop diverse practices in a global context, addressing a broad range of perspectives within contemporary education.

You’ll have the chance to explore and equip yourself for some of the issues you’re likely to face in your HE academic practice, including those related to:

  • Learning, teaching and assessment practices
  • Academic identity
  • Quality assurance
  • Curriculum development

The course also encourages critical conversations around digital fluency, wellbeing, and sustainable development goals, with a view to support and enhance the modern teaching and learning experience.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules

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The PgC LaTHE explores the issues you are likely to encounter in your academic practice, including understanding student learning, designing and delivering learning, assessment and feedback, evaluation of practice; academic leadership; quality assurance; and curriculum development

You’ll be encouraged to develop your HE practices through critical evaluation of your experiences and the experiences of your fellow practitioners. This will be backed up by current pedagogical research, debates in HE and exploration into how effective practice can be applied.

The course is designed to be studied part-time.

During your study, we’ll provide a mix of engaging videos, live seminars and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between associate lecturers, progression coaches and fellow learners, aims to help you stay motivated and committed to your learning.

Each module runs with 20 credits across an academic semester of 13 weeks, requiring an estimated 20 hours of study time per week, made up of directed and self-directed learning.

The underlying focus is on developing your ability to think critically and strategically and to enable you to develop solutions to complex problems within an ever-changing HE landscape.

The innovative and interactive content and activities provided on our online learning platform, FutureLearn, open up opportunities to participate in discussions with fellow students from around the world. 

 

One of the aims of the course is to provide you with experiences of real-life issues. As such, you’ll be exposed to real-life case studies, simulations and expert insight to help bring contemporary and theoretical concepts to life and further your knowledge of developing strategies, handling change and managing growth.

There are three main ways that you may be assessed during your modules:

1. Formative assessment: this is NOT credit-bearing, but we strongly recommend completing formative assessment tasks to receive accurate and useful feedback that may help you develop and practise the skills needed for credit-bearing assessments. Formative assessment can include activities such as peer reviews, quizzes and self-assessment.

2. CORE assessment: CORE assessments are pass/fail only. They can include activities such as short tests, exams and reports. You are usually given two attempts at any CORE assessment. Check the module guide for more information.

3. Applied CORE assessment: this will ALWAYS be credit-bearing and therefore essential to passing your module. Applied CORE assessments are scored out of 100. They may include tasks such as essays, reports, video presentations, group work, reflective pieces, exams and scientific posters.

On successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Design, plan and deliver holistic learner-centred learning experiences for diverse student groups within a global higher education context
  • Create engaging learning environments, employing appropriate digital tools and resources that support students’ learning and development
  • Design and implement effective assessment and feedback practices to support students’ learning
  • Critically analyse how your academic practice is informed by local and international practices and policies, as well as contemporary drivers in higher education
  • Critically examine how higher education quality assurance and enhancement processes influence your practice
  • Reflect on and evaluate your effectiveness as an academic practitioner by engaging in a community of practice and drawing on evidence from your practice, informed by disciplinary and pedagogic research in higher education

A 20-credit module is structured similarly and consists of 200 hours of learning over a 13 week study period.

During your study, you’ll have access to an experienced team, including associate lecturers, progression coaches and student experience officers, who will support your studies through regular feedback and dedicated live seminars.

During your study, you’ll have access to an experienced team, including associate lecturers, progression coaches and student experience officers, who will support your studies through regular feedback and dedicated live seminars.

Entry Requirements

The general requirements are in line with University Policy.

Participants on the PgC LaTHE are normally required to have substantial ‘teaching’ responsibility and be currently employed at an HE level institution in the UK. Prospective students should currently have module leader responsibility at HE level. At the point of application, those students without module leader responsibility but can evidence substantial ‘teaching’ will be considered on a case by case basis. This course is work-based and designed for part-time attendance. It would be favourable for you to have access to a workplace mentor/critical friend, this should be discussed at the time of application with your current workplace/line manager who is supporting your application, and you will be expected to develop a network of support as you work through the course.

Applicants need to hold a first degree, or equivalent, and be able to satisfy the Course Director (or nominee) that they are capable of undertaking postgraduate study of this nature through their academic/teaching job role.

Selection will be by consideration of a completed application form presented by the applicant. Applicants will be required to provide a reference from their employer, confirming their teaching status and suitability for the programme of study proposed. In addition, confirming that local support will be provided, including a commitment to support for undertaking teaching observations of the participant.

Normally, the Course Director (or nominee) reviews the applications for all applicants and the Programmes Co-ordinator informs the applicants of the outcome. Coventry University reserve the right at their sole discretion to make the final decision on all applications.

Portfolio

The Course Learning Outcomes and assessment requirements are focused on students applying what they have learnt/are learning to teaching practice. Therefore, if a student’s role changes (i.e. they have less or no teaching opportunities) and they are no longer able to meet the Course Learning Outcomes or the assessment requirements,  they are advised to contact their line manager (who supported the application) and the course director to identify the best route forward. We strongly recommend that at the time of application you discuss this requirement with your line manager.

The University will use all reasonable efforts to help students complete their studies. However, if the student is unable to meet the Course Learning Outcomes or assessment requirements, then the University will not be held liable for any loss or damage arising from the student not being able to complete.

The general requirements are in line with University Policy.

Participants on the PgC LaTHE are normally required to have substantial ‘teaching’ responsibility and be currently employed at an HE level institution in the UK.

Prospective students should currently have module leader responsibility at HE level. At the point of application, those students without module leader responsibility but can evidence substantial ‘teaching’ will be considered on a case by case basis. This course is work-based and designed for part-time attendance. It would be favourable for you to have access to a workplace mentor/critical friend, this should be discussed at the time of application with your current workplace/line manager who is supporting your application, and you will be expected to develop a network of support as you work through the course.

Applicants need to hold a first degree, or equivalent, and be able to satisfy the Course Director (or nominee) that they are capable of undertaking postgraduate study of this nature through their academic/teaching job role.

Selection will be by consideration of a completed application form presented by the applicant. Applicants will be required to provide a reference from their employer, confirming their teaching status and suitability for the programme of study proposed. In addition, confirming that local support will be provided, including a commitment to support for undertaking teaching observations of the participant.

Normally, the Course Director (or nominee) reviews the applications for all applicants and the Programmes Co-ordinator informs the applicants of the outcome. Coventry University reserve the right at their sole discretion to make the final decision on all applications. 

 

Portfolio

The Course Learning Outcomes and assessment requirements are focused on students applying what they have learnt/are learning to teaching practice. Therefore, if a student’s role changes (i.e. they have less or no teaching opportunities) and they are no longer able to meet the Course Learning Outcomes or the assessment requirements,  they are advised to contact their line manager (who supported the application) and the course director to identify the best route forward. We strongly recommend that at the time of application you discuss this requirement with your line manager.

The University will use all reasonable efforts to help students complete their studies. However, if the student is unable to meet the Course Learning Outcomes or assessment requirements, then the University will not be held liable for any loss or damage arising from the student not being able to complete.

English as a Foreign Language Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall.

The general requirements are in line with University Policy.

Participants on the PgC LaTHE are normally required to have substantial ‘teaching’ responsibility and be currently employed at an HE level institution in the UK. Prospective students should currently have module leader responsibility at HE level. At the point of application, those students without module leader responsibility but can evidence substantial ‘teaching’ will be considered on a case by case basis. This course is work-based and designed for part-time attendance. It would be favourable for you to have access to a workplace mentor/critical friend, this should be discussed at the time of application with your current workplace/line manager who is supporting your application, and you will be expected to develop a network of support as you work through the course.

Applicants need to hold a first degree, or equivalent, and be able to satisfy the Course Director (or nominee) that they are capable of undertaking postgraduate study of this nature through their academic/teaching job role.

Selection will be by consideration of a completed application form presented by the applicant. Applicants will be required to provide a reference from their employer, confirming their teaching status and suitability for the programme of study proposed. In addition, confirming that local support will be provided, including a commitment to support for undertaking teaching observations of the participant.

Normally, the Course Director (or nominee) reviews the applications for all applicants and the Programmes Co-ordinator informs the applicants of the outcome. Coventry University reserve the right at their sole discretion to make the final decision on all applications. 

Portfolio

The Course Learning Outcomes and assessment requirements are focused on students applying what they have learnt/are learning to teaching practice. Therefore, if a student’s role changes (i.e. they have less or no teaching opportunities) and they are no longer able to meet the Course Learning Outcomes or the assessment requirements,  they are advised to contact their line manager (who supported the application) and the course director to identify the best route forward. We strongly recommend that at the time of application you discuss this requirement with your line manager.

The University will use all reasonable efforts to help students complete their studies. However, if the student is unable to meet the Course Learning Outcomes or assessment requirements, then the University will not be held liable for any loss or damage arising from the student not being able to complete.

English as a Foreign Language Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£4,600 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

£4,600 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

£4,600 (per year)


Career prospects

You will already be equipped with a good understanding of teaching, learning and assessment responsibilities within your current position at your institution. This course will allow you to underpin those skills and enhance them further, with the view of helping you progress your career throughout higher education.

Disclaimer

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.