The first module, Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Higher and Professional Education, provides opportunities for learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of teaching, learning and assessment within the context of Higher and Professional Education.
The purpose of the final module, Action Research Project, is to ensure that learners focus on improvements to their teaching practice, relevant to their subject area and underpinned by learning theory. This develops confidence in own academic credibility as well as demonstrates high levels of professional ability employers and community stakeholders.
This programme context provides a forum for sharing good practice between disciplines and role, as well as offering an environment where peer support and the development of a community of practice are fostered.
Mentoring provided by your employer provides an opportunity for participants to link their learning to their own discipline and professional context.
Professional body accreditation
On successful completion of the PgCHPE, all staff who are employed in a lecturing role by Staffordshire (SU) are eligible for Advance HE fellowship. On successful completion of the programme, you will be automatically awarded fellowship, if you are working at the university and teaching at level 4 and above. Please note that fellowship fees are paid by the university for all SU staff. SU affiliate lecturers may apply for fellowship, but at present you will be required to pay for this. Professional trainers who are not teaching Higher Education (e.g. delivering short CPD/sub level 4) are not eligible to apply for Advance HE Fellowship.
All successful candidates are awarded the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), Learning Teaching and Assessing Award (subject to reapproval). There is no additional charge for this certificate.
Please note: the PgCHPE does not provide schools based Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Further Education based Qualified Teacher Lifelong Learning Status (QTLLS).