University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Developing Professional Practice in Higher Education

This course is suitable for those who are early career academics, learning support practitioners seeking accreditation, or postgraduate students in full-time research roles in an academic environment.

Entry requirements

Applicants need to be teaching or supporting learning in higher education and hold a 1st degree from a recognised higher education institution.

Course modules

Modules include: Investigating learning and teaching through action research; approaches to teaching; planning learning in higher education; managing learning; developing good practice in assessment; culture, communication and learning; building on student strengths; innovation and technology in learning and teaching; employability and work-based learning; developing and supervising research.

Assessment methods

Each module has two assessment components; an action research project and the compilation of an e-portfolio of professional practice, including your reflections on your professional development, reports from a teaching observation and the maintenance of an evidence log.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning £ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance learning/Online

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