This course is aimed primarily at staff who are currently employed in the higher education sector in teaching and/or learner support roles.
Courses of this nature are an accepted part of the career development of HE teaching staff.
It serves the needs of you and your fellow participants, in terms of helping to support you to build on and develop your existing professional knowledge, skills and values associated with being a teacher and enabler of student learning in higher education
Unusually for the field of education, many people start work as teachers in HE without having had much experience or training. In this course we therefore support people in making the transition to becoming an established HE teaching professional.
The course is a work-based learning course developed in collaboration with the employer (the University), and this is recognised by the fact that the PGCHEP is one of the University's ESCALATE programmes (the University's employer engagement initiative). The course forms a key part of the University of Bradford's framework for the professional development of teaching staff, and will act as a platform for your ongoing CPD in this area
The course is addressed to the needs of students - through engaging with the course, you will be in a better position to evaluate and enhance the quality of your own students' experiences
As an accredited programme, successful participants will be eligible to become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
Admission to the course is by direct application to the Centre for Educational Development
To be eligible for the course you must be employed (at least part-time) in a teaching and/ or learner support role within higher education. Participants will normally have at least a first degree awarded by an approved UK or overseas university, or a professional qualification
You must demonstrate that you have sufficient breadth, depth and quantity of teaching and/or learner support practice within your professional role to enable you to show engagement with the range of areas of professional activity required of the UK Professional Standards Framework
Participants who have previously been enrolled as associate students to study the module 'Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (GTAs and P/T Tutors)' will be permitted to proceed onto the full programme only if they satisfy the normal entry requirements for the programme. If such participants do move onto the full programme they will need to study the remaining two modules: Inclusive Curriculum Design and Teaching Practice and Professional Development.
English language requirements
IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »
Fees, finance and scholarships
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careerswebsite.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
One of the University of Bradford's goals is to equip all our students with the attributes and capabilities to be confident and capable in their life beyond university.