- The PGCertTHE is offered to anyone who wishes to develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of teaching, learning and assessment, including academic staff, research assistants and postgraduates. However, places will be limited and priority will be given to staff who are contractually obliged to complete the course.
- There are two Stages to completing the full award which is made up of two 30 credit modules
PGCert - Overview
- Staff: please complete the online application for staff (click on the link under 'BU Staff') and when asked to upload supporting documents you need only upload a blank document as we don't need evidence of qualifications
- Postgraduates: please complete the application form for Postgraduates which should be emailed to PGCertTHE@bangor.ac.uk. Postgraduate students must also supply a letter from their Head of School confirming at least 100 hours teaching related activity on QA'd modules for stage 1 to be considered for the course.
Deadline for receiving applications is 29th September 2021, with exception for new staff contractually obliged to undertake the PgCertTHE.
There are two Stages to completing the full award which is made up of two 30 credit modules:
- Stage 1 (module XVE4008 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) will focus on the practical aspects of teaching to help you to be more efficient and effective in teaching in Higher Education. This stage will include regular workshops to support your development and these workshops will be mapped onto academic activities across the year. The assessment for this stage will be a final portfolio evidencing your teaching experience, and this must include at least 100hrs of Higher Education teaching or supporting learning (including 25hrs in contact with students) on modules in Higher Education, which are subject to Bangor University’s Quality Assurance procedures.
- Stage 2 (module XVE4009 Enhancing Academic Practice) will focus on pedagogical research to explore new innovations and further develop your teaching practice. This stage will involve independent scholarship and the assessment will be an academic paper.
The PGCertTHE is primarily designed for new academic staff who are contractually obliged to complete the course. It is only suitable for staff with a significant responsibility for teaching or supporting learning. It aims to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of teaching, learning and assessment, and to help individuals develop into reflective practitioners.
Completion of the PGCertTHE provides opportunity for Associate Fellowship (Stage 1) and Fellowship (Stage 2) status with the Higher Education Academy. It is mapped closely against the UK Professional Standards Framework. Stage 1 and 2 are compulsory for staff on academic teaching contracts at Bangor who have less than 3 years continuous teaching experience in higher education or are not already Fellows of the HEA. The award is accredited with both the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Higher Education Academy.
Working alongside an experienced Teaching Adviser, participants draw and build on experiences gained during their normal teaching duties to prepare a portfolio demonstrating innovative and reflective professional practice underpinned with theoretical concepts.
The award provides an opportunity to develop your teaching and enhance the student experience and is based on a model of reflective practice.