Kingston University
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education PgCert
Kingston University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

About this course This course has been designed to be a practical, work-based course in learning, teaching and assessment in higher education. This course is ideal if you want to develop your teaching in line with the current demands and opportunities in higher education teaching and learning.

The course is fully delivered online, making it especially appealing for busy in-service teachers who are pressed for time. Our course is designed for those already employed by institutions that deliver higher or further education.

It is aimed at individuals who teach and have fewer than three years’ full-time teaching experience or who are involved in supporting learning such as librarians, learning technologists, academic developers, skills advisers and technicians.

Reasons to choose Kingston – This state-of-the-art designed online course will help progress your career in Higher Education. – You will experience active learning and study different teaching methods, learning ways to facilitate active learning and involve your students fully and responsibly. – Our tutors are educationalists and specialise in online learning and Learning Design, in addition to being active researchers in higher education studies

Career opportunities This course has been designed to be a practical, work-based course in learning, teaching and assessment in higher education. As such, it prepares you for working as a teacher and/or facilitator in higher or further education.

The award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is recognised by most universities in the UK, and increasingly internationally, as necessary qualifications for teaching in higher education institutions.

Coursework assignments, including essays, poster, research proposal and research dissertation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, PgCert, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

The minimum entry qualifications for the course are: a professionally relevant first degree or equivalent qualification; 70 hours teaching per annum; and a mentor approved by the course team. The mentor should be an experienced academic in the higher education institution in which you undertake your teaching (somebody who has been teaching for more than three years in higher education and is recognised by the institution for their teaching practice). Mentors will: assist you with understanding the principles of active learning and what this means for your practice; provide advice and guidance on general aspects of teaching in the participants' subject area; they will help with embedding general pedagogic principles into a participants' discipline of specialisation; support and manage all aspects (including relevant documentation) of teaching observation integrated into the course; offer general support as a colleague, including regular meetings; and act as link with the course tutors.


Tuition Fees Learning and Teaching in Higher Education PgCert

England UK £2700 year 1
Northern Ireland £2700 year 1
Scotland £2700 year 1
Wales £2700 year 1
EU £3150 year 1
International £3150 year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Kingston University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

Student composition of Kingston University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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