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Postgraduate Certificate Education Practice

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The PG Cert enables those teaching and supporting learning in a post-compulsory education environment to develop their knowledge and skills as educators. It is particularly helpful if you are new to teaching, wanting to learn about pedagogical approaches. You can also progress to the MA in Education Practice.

Through the exploration of scholarly approaches, the PG Cert will enhance your understanding of educational approaches that contribute to developing students as self-motivated, independent, life-long learners and develop a professional, reflective approach to your educational practice. This includes all areas of academic practice, including teaching and learning support, assessment, curriculum development, educational research, learning technologies and academic leadership.

Successful completion of the PG Cert leads automatically to Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowship and registration of Teacher Status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

First year units on this course will start on Thursday 13 September 2018, with sessions running on Thursdays thereafter. 

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Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


1 year


Successful completion of all three units leads to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. For nurses and midwives, completion of the three units will enable you to register for the Nursing & Midwifery Council Teacher standard

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in any subject or equivalent. Applicants should be teaching in a practice or academic setting. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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Further study

After completing the PG Cert Education Practice, you can go onto complete three additional units for the PG Dip and the Pedagogic Research Methods unit plus Pedagogic Innovation/Research project to acheive the MA Education Practice.

Research is fundamental to the development and delivery of Higher Education. At BU we recognise this, and place research at the core of our activities. You can find out more about our research themes online.

Such is our commitment to research that we have over 200 students studying for a research degree at BU. They are all members of the Doctoral College and are undertaking projects that will make a real difference in tomorrow’s world.

To find out more about the subject areas for research, visit our doctoral research pages.

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