About this program
PG Cert Education (Educational Practice)
Do you want to improve your teaching skills? If so, this 8-month PG Cert will provide you with an understanding of theories of learning, philosophy and education. This will help you to effectively customise your educational resources, assessments and teaching and learning methods to meet a range of student needs.
Through this short course you will examine professional practice in education. It will assist with your ongoing professional development, including research and enquiry, critical reflection and participation in discourse with relevant communities of practice. This PG Cert Education (Educational Practice) is a great stand-alone qualification and it can also be used as a stepping stone towards the PG Dip Education or full Master of Education (M.Ed.).
At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our PG Cert Education (Educational Practice) which take into account both academic and work-based experience.
Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
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Scholarships & funding
A range of scholarships are available subject to applicants meeting certain criteria. To find out whether you're eligible for scholarships, please contact the school.
Teaching methods and style
We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art virtual learning environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live Q&As.
All assessments are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to go to external test centres; instead you will submit written assignments through the VLE. For the few courses where exams are required, we use a virtual system which allows you to take academically rigorous exams from the comfort of your own home.
We believe you get the most out of your time spent studying when you are kept informed of your performance, and we achieve this by:
- assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for end of year exams
- showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the VLE
- rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date
- ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Support team
We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.
The tuition fee for this programme is £4,056 UK / £4,143 International (2023/2024)
The tuition fee includes all teaching materials and required reading, and there aren’t any hidden charges for assessments or resits.
- Monthly payment plan available for those who are self-funding.
- 5% discount if you pay the full course fee upfront.
- Postgraduate student loans are available in England for the full Masters degrees only.
For more information about tuition fees, please contact the school.
This short course will help education professionals to improve their practice as teachers, lecturers, training advisers and administrators, policy developers, and researchers, as well as other related professions. Additionally, this advanced qualification could help to open doors to more senior roles or leadership positions.
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About this institute
University of Essex Online
University of Essex Online provides a wide range of 100% online and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. Our students benefit from a flexible approach to learning while receiving the same dedicated...
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