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The PGCHET leads to a postgraduate qualification in teaching and learning in higher education. It is a joint venture between the School of Education and the Centre for Educational Development.

The PGCHET is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and is closely aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). The overall aim of the course is to help participants to develop their knowledge and skills in teaching, learning and assessment in higher education and to encourage them to reflect on their professional practice.

The PGCHET consists of three modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Higher Education (3 days in September or January);
  • Module 2: Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Disciplinary, Multidisciplinary and University Contexts (a long thin module extending over both semesters, taught in Schools);

  • Module 3: Student Learning and Student Support in Higher Education (3 days in January or September).

All three modules have to be completed to obtain the PGCHET.

The course is primarily designed for: recently appointed lecturers with limited experience of teaching in higher education; experienced staff wishing to refresh and build upon their teaching skills; research staff with significant teaching responsibilities. New lecturers on probation will get priority.

Module 1 Dates 2015/2016

Group 1 1st – 3rd September 2015
Group 2 5th – 7th January 2016
  Plus one additional session selected from a range of Educational Technology Courses

Module 2 Dates 2015/2016

Group 1 4th September 2015, plus four other discipline-specific sessions TBA
 Group 2 8th January 2016, plus four other discipline-specific sessions TBA

Module 3 Dates 2015/2016

Group 1 12th – 14 January 2016
Group 2 13 - 15 September 2016 (provisional)

Contact Details

For further details please contact Dr Joe Allen in the School of Education ( or the Centre for Educational Development (