The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Professional Practice (PG Cert HE & PP) is designed for staff currently working in Higher Education. The course supports the practical working needs of staff within an inclusive student-focused learning and teaching environment and enables participants to develop/improve classroom practice.
It consists of 3 X 20 credit level 7 modules:
7ED037: Contemporary Teaching in Higher & Professional Education.
7ED038: Supporting Learners and Fostering Learning in Higher & Professional Education.
7ED039: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities in Higher and Professional Education.
Participants must have access to a minimum of 24 hours teaching within a HE context to participate in the course.
For further information about the course contact:
Dr Paul Wiseman, P.Wiseman@wlv.ac.uk, 01902 323375
The programme will typically be organised around a limited number of whole day face-to-face events throughout the year, where participants take part in a range of activities including a variety of group discussions, presentations and e-learning events. In addition participants will be required to take part in group on-line learning tasks between the face-to-face meetings and the cohort will also be placed in learning sets to enable discussion and the preparation of joint presentations and to provide peer support during the programme.
Participants on this course should work within a higher education environment. The award is intended for practitioners who have a role in either teaching or supporting learning and offers opportunities for career enhancement or a first step into teaching or learner support.
The course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (www.heacademy.ac.uk) with participants being awarded ‘Fellow’ status on successful completion of the course.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.