The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development (PCPD) in Higher Education Practice is a part- time programme for new, full and part-time academic staff. More experienced staff (including those not on academic contracts) and those teaching Higher Education in Further Education may also find it a valuable learning and development experience and are welcome to join the programme provided they have some current teaching duties. Academic staff who are new to the University, and who do not possess a PGCE, UKCC or other recognised teaching qualification are expected to join the programme; this is a requirement of the University’s Learning and Teaching Policy.
The programme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy, and therefore anyone successfully completing the PCPD will be entitled to full Academy membership. There is also an opportunity for direct progression into the second year of the MA in Professional Development Higher Education Practice, with options in advanced teaching, research supervision, inclusive learning, education management and information and communications technology.
One year part-time
An honours degree or equivalent professional experience and relevant current teaching duties. Full or part-time employment in Higher Education, or involvement in the teaching of Higher Education courses in Further Education. Careers advisors, learning centre and teaching support staff that have some involvement in teaching are encouraged to discuss their situation with the admissions tutor.
Newly appointed full time staff will receive information about the programme on their arrival. Others should contact the School of Education and Professional Development for an application form:
The University of Huddersfield
School of Education and Professional Development
Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH
For further information and academic queries, please contact
Tel. 01484 473195
Email Chris Blamires
An MA in Professional Development (Higher Education Practice) is offered in the School of Education and Professional Development. It is open to full and part-time tutors in the University, and offers the opportunity to investigate issues of importance in teaching, learning, assessment and research. The course has received very positive comments from external examiners and student evaluations.
The first year (Postgraduate Certificate) is taken by all new staff and runs on Friday afternoons. The second year (Postgraduate Diploma) offers a choice of modules in Mentoring and Coaching, Research Methodology, Action Research, Supervision of Postgraduate Research, Managing Diversity, ICT and Learning, Curriculum Development and Management of Teams and Resources. Attendance for each module is usually three Saturday sessions plus directed study. Year three is the MA dissertation. APEL may be available.
For an information pack telephone ext 8249
E-mail: email@example.com or contact:
Chris Blamires, Course Leader - Telephone: 01484 478135 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Marie McCullagh, Course Administrator - Telephone: 01484 478293 - Email email@example.com
Alison Shaw, Course Assistant - Telephone: 01484 478277 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information is also available on the University website at www-old.hud.ac.uk/courses/part_time/ipp_pages00000804.htm
A three year part time course designed for administrators who work in Education. You will need to attend 6 day schools per year and have access to the Internet. The teaching and learning will be delivered through Blackboard virtual learning environment. You will learn how to study effectively and cover topics such as Communications and Information Technology, Finance and Funding, Marketing, Human Resources and Work Based Projects where you can use your daily work activities to help you achieve the module assessments.
The benefits of studying this course are:
To request an information pack
Telephone ext 8249 E-mail:email@example.com or contact either of the following:
Francis Marsden ext 8283 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
Andrew Youde Ext 8252 E-mail email@example.com
Further information is also available on the University website.