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Curriculum content designed to complement your professional development within the MOD
Minimal attendance with remote/onsite support available for all modules
Highly interactive distance learning opportunities delivered through Blackboard (our VLE)
Our Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Professional Education is designed specifically for MOD personnel.
This award has been purposely designed for MOD personnel who work in an Educational role, undertaking a job role which includes teaching and assessing learners at or equivalent level 4 or above, with a minimum of ten hours teaching per month within a professional education context, in order to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented to student learning within this sector. The overall aim of the PgCHPE award is to provide a framework for the initial and continuing professional development of teaching/training staff in higher and professional education.
To make an initial enquiry about this programme, please contact the HM Forces team.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PgCert Higher and Professional Education
The overall aim of the PgCHPE is to provide a framework for the initial and continuing professional development of academic staff in higher and professional education. The PgCHPE is designed to encourage participants to critically evaluate their own approach to teaching within their discipline area, supporting student learning and contributing to development across their Higher Education Provider (HEP). The PgCHPE therefore aims to:
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.
The course fee is £2,745
Accredited by Advance HE for the purpose of professional recognition
The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.
This module develops your understanding of how to improve your professional practice by conducting a small-scale practitioner-led inquiry.During the Action Research module, you will develop your ability to create effective teaching resources, respond to wider factors that influence learning programmes, make evidence-informed improvements to your practice and engage in a small scale practitioner-led inquiry using an action research methodology. You will use technology-enhanced learning and communication through presentations and preparation for published findings.
Module code: EDUC77830
The module provides an overview of key knowledge, skills values and behaviours required by lecturers in higher and professional education. It covers key education theories, teaching values and behaviours, effective learning strategies, enhancing behaviour for learning and promoting equality, diversity, inclusion and safe learning environments. The module also provides an understanding of assessment of and for learning, and feedback principles and practices.
Module code: EDUC77833
Single service or Defence-qualified instructors undertaking a job role which includes teaching and assessing learners, with a minimum of ten hours teaching per month and who can evidence by reference from Officer Commanding / Line Manager / Single-Service education officer or advisor.
In addition, should have any Level 5 qualification, or higher; OR have completed SNCO Army Leadership Development Programme (ALDP) / Command Leadership Management (CLM) / RAF Intermediate Management Leadership Course (IMLC) / Navy equivalent) as a minimum.
For equivalent entry requirements in your home country, please see the information on our country pages.
Check our entry and English language requirements for your country.
Learning will take place through a combination of webinars, recorded lectures, collaborative learning activities, student-led presentations, workshops, work-based tasks and self-assessments and independent study.
Learners will be expected to use the online learning platforms provided to work on tasks collectively in order to promote active communities of practice and teamworking/leadership skills.
This course utilises a variety of assessment approaches including reflective writing, a professional portfolio, formal presentation and a practitioner-led research report. Formative assessment such as constructive peer review of work and presentations is also used to facilitate social and cooperative learning.
In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).
If you have additional needs such as dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our Student Inclusion Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.
You will be expected to undertake independent and group study outside of class time. This includes pre-session activities such as peer observation of teaching, reading and asynchronous discussions within your social learning groups.
If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.
Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.
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