- 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
Quotations from colleagues recently completed/studying the course:
"The PGCertTHE programme has given me the confidence to teach at different levels using various teaching and assessment methods; offering valuable opportunities to put theory and reflection into classroom practice. It significantly contributes to my professional development and enables me to enhance students' experience and learning skills." (Dr. Rasha Alsakka, Senior Lecturer, Bangor Business School)
"The PGCertTHE provided me with the space to think about my approach to teaching. The course helped me to consider how I interact with students and particularly what adjustments I make for students with different needs." (Dr. Sophie Williams, Teaching Associate, SENERGy)
"The PGCertTHE has given me a much better appreciation of the problems currently facing teaching and learning in HE and has provided me with opportunities to reflect on and develop my own teaching." Dr. John Mulley, Lecturer in Biological Sciences)
"From the induction course to presenting my research results, the PGCertTHE has been invaluable to both my personal research and to my academic career. I have made friends with a wide range of students and teachers both inside and outside of my own department who have helped me to develop teaching and research methods that are both easy and innovative. I have gone to several teaching workshops that have helped explain everything from how to keep the attention of large groups of students to how to incorporate Facebook into my lecturers." K. DeAnn Bell Postgraduate, English)
- 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 25th September 2020, with exception for new staff contractually obliged to undertake the PgCertTHE.
The course for the next academic year will be entirely online. Materials will be available on Blackboard from 7th October. For stage 1 (module XVE-4008), resources and activities will be released weekly for self-directed study, and there will be live online workshops every few weeks. In addition, one of the programme leaders will be available by arrangement to provide 1:1 tutorial support throughout the course. For stage 2 (XVE-4009) guidance on production of the portfolio will be provided, for completion over the academic year. In addition, 1:1 tutorial support will be available by arrangement.
The new courses will be entirely online, and materials will start to be made available on the Blackboard sites from Wednesday 30th September. The first synchronous session for stage 1 will be on Wednesday 7th October 1-3pm, via TEAMS.
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.
There are two Stages to completing the full award which is made up of two 30 credit modules:
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.