PgCert Learning, Teaching & Assessment Practice in Higher Education (International)

Postgraduate, Online learning

Learning, Teaching & Assessment Practice in Higher Education (International) PgCert

Develop knowledge and skills focused on learning, teaching and assessment practices


If you are currently working in a substantive learning, teaching and assessment role within a higher education institution (or at higher education level), this course offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge base and its application as it concerns:
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Scholarship and Practice Enhancement

Throughout the course the emphasis will be on enhancing your current practice in the interests of students and their learning.

It is a work-based course within which you, the learner, drive the learning experience.

Delivered fully online, the course gives you the opportunity to make a real difference in your career with minimum disruption to your work and personal life.

Mode of Study:

Online learning


1 year

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Course details

The course values your capacity for critical reflection and evaluation, enabling you to tailor the learning opportunities to meet your needs, and maximises opportunities for active, collaborative learning.

Successful completion of the course will result in the award of PG Cert Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education (International). 

Please note that successful completion of the course will not result in the conferment of Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

What you study

Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (International) 

This module focuses on an introduction to learning and teaching and includes a number of topics designed to facilitate the development of your everyday practice and its underpinning knowledge base.

Assessment and Feedback (International)

This module focuses on developing assessment and feedback to support learning. It will illuminate some of the key concepts, dilemmas and debates that have informed the assessment for learning movement in higher education in recent years. You will be encouraged to use these to critically review an aspect of practice in your own professional area and make recommendations for enhancement.

Scholarship and Practice Enhancement (International)

This module focuses on scholarship and practice enhancement and provides you with the opportunity to select a topic of interest within your own area of work where you can plan for a small-scale change project and the evaluation of its impact. The module will also facilitate your exploration of how you might manage and lead change.

For the award of Pg Cert you must successfully pass all three modules, giving a total of 60 credits. All modules are 20 credits.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    Your learning is supported by our online learning environment where we seek to engage you as an individual, you as a member of a small group and the cohort as a whole in a cross-disciplinary active learning experience designed to enrich your knowledge and understanding.


Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. Applicants will need to be in a substantive teaching and assessment role within higher education or at a higher education level in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test.  The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 6.5 with no individual component score of less than 6.0.  For guidance on the acceptability of other English Language tests please contact

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
All Students 2018/19 2019/20
All students *£770 tba
Modules are purchased via our online store and paid for in full at time of enrollment. Rate shown above is for 20 credits*; as course comprises 60 credits, total cost is currently £2,310.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships


The Pg Cert Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education (International) provides a recognised qualification and should support continuing professional development within your own context.

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