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This 16-month part time programme offers a rich opportunity to reflect upon and develop evidence-based practice as an Academic Professional in Higher Education.

In a climate where student centred and inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies are key to student success; this programme will use current pedagogic research to underpin innovative personal and professional development of the academic professional to support the reflection on current practice but also to inform a career-long interest in higher education pedagogy.

This programme incorporates a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) and is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HEA) to award Associate Fellow of the HEA (AFHEA) then Fellowship of the HEA (FHEA).

This postgraduate certificate in higher education can also be undertaken as an Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA) if eligible.

This programme is also for you if you want to further develop knowledge, understanding and confidence in academic practice. You will learn sector relevant, transferable skills that will equip you for your role as a research active and informed academic for the continuation of your career in the higher education sector.

You will not be able to access the Apprenticeship Route to fund your route but by self funding you will gain Associate Fellowship of the HEA and on successful completion of the final module, Fellowship of the HEA and a PGCAP.

Participation in the programme will develop students' ability to critically analyse personal academic practice in relation to current policy, practices and higher education pedagogic research.

You will be given the opportunity, both through formative and summative assessment, to communicate with a range of stakeholders allowing for the development of partnerships, accessing networks, taking part in peer support and developing the skills for ongoing reflective practice that is crucial to academic professional practice.

This 16-month part time programme offers a rich opportunity to reflect upon and develop evidence-based practice as an Academic Professional in Higher Education.

In a climate where student centred and inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies are key to student success; this programme will use current pedagogic research to underpin innovative personal and professional development of the academic professional to support the reflection on current practice but also to inform a career-long interest in higher education pedagogy.

This programme incorporates a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) and is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HEA) to award Associate Fellow of the HEA (AFHEA) then Fellowship of the HEA (FHEA).

This postgraduate certificate in higher education can also be undertaken as an Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA) if eligible.

This programme is also for you if you want to further develop knowledge, understanding and confidence in academic practice. You will learn sector relevant, transferable skills that will equip you for your role as a research active and informed academic for the continuation of your career in the higher education sector.

You will not be able to access the Apprenticeship Route to fund your route but by self funding you will gain Associate Fellowship of the HEA and on successful completion of the final module, Fellowship of the HEA and a PGCAP.

Participation in the programme will develop students' ability to critically analyse personal academic practice in relation to current policy, practices and higher education pedagogic research.

You will be given the opportunity, both through formative and summative assessment, to communicate with a range of stakeholders allowing for the development of partnerships, accessing networks, taking part in peer support and developing the skills for ongoing reflective practice that is crucial to academic professional practice.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
16 months part-time

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021

Fee Information

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The programme encourages the development of a social, political, economic and practical perspective on issues relating to higher education teaching, learning and assessment practices by considering the impacts of initiatives and policy variations in the higher education sector.

There will be a strong focus on understanding the multiplicity of learners’ needs to ensure the design and delivery of inclusive experiences to a wide and diverse demographic of students as well as understanding the processes to access the wider support available, thus aiming for an outstanding student experience. All learning opportunities are mapped to the UKPSF (UK Professional Standards Framework).

Book a Virtual Open Day / PG Cert in Academic Practice

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This course and modules are designed and led by experienced and well-qualified academics all with S/FHEA and their own Higher Education Pedagogic research underpinning practice and research informing their design, delivery and quality assurance of your course.  

Talent from across the institution and sector offer guest seminars to introduce practice, research, policy and theory to enrich the community of practice.

Each module takes place over a semester and a semester is 12 teaching weeks in length.  Taught session take place weekly on a Thursday 10.00-12.00 throughout a 12-week semester at Northumbria University’s City Campus.

Book a Virtual Open Day / PG Cert in Academic Practice

Visit an Open Day to find out about life in Newcastle, tour our facilities, discover your funding options and chat to staff and students.

At our base on City Campus you will benefit from modern teaching facilities, and from being immersed in an environment dedicated to the study of education.

You will have access to an online learning platform called Blackboard where module leaders will build your learning and assessment materials for your module. You will use the online Collaborate platform for some online sessions, particularly where this kind of learning is being showcased.

All assessments are set (Panopto lecture captured), submitted and returned online, Portfolios are created and shared via ‘cloud’ storage and some progress meetings are conducted virtually. Access to the extensive library and learning resources, materials, expertise and spaces are fully available to all students and apprentices.

You will also be equipped with the ability to challenge your personal and professional development, applying planning tools and career advice through the UseMYAbility website.

Book a Virtual Open Day / PG Cert in Academic Practice

Visit an Open Day to find out about life in Newcastle, tour our facilities, discover your funding options and chat to staff and students.

Research-rich learning is embedded into the whole programme, with the aim of equipping you with critical and independent enquiry skills that will last a lifetime.

You will develop/enhance your skills of intellectual autonomy, collaborative working. You will work as an autonomous learner as well as participate in a professional community of learning and practice. You will be encouraged to read around key concepts and ideas which are the focus of the modules.

Further understanding will be through action/practitioner research activities, critical discussion with university peers, work colleagues and tutors. The principles of critical enquiry run through the programme, so you will be encouraged to critically examine, compare and contrast different world-views and their impact on issues pertinent to your sector. 

 

Book an Open Day / PG Cert in Academic Practice

Visit an Open Day to find out about life in Newcastle, tour our facilities, discover your funding options and chat to staff and students.

This course offers an evidence-based, nationally recognised and highly structured pathway to support and help develop academic professionals across the university sector in all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment of academic practice.

This course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE) to award Associate Fellow of the HEA (AFHEA) then Fellowship of the HEA (FHEA).

 

Book an Open Day / PG Cert in Academic Practice

Visit an Open Day to find out about life in Newcastle, tour our facilities, discover your funding options and chat to staff and students.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants must demonstrate that they are currently teaching or supporting learning in Higher Education level provision for at least 50 hours per academic year.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants must demonstrate that they are currently teaching or supporting learning in Higher Education level provision for at least 50 hours per academic year.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £2,390

Full EU Fee: £2,390

Full International Fee: £5,167

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

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