The principal aims of this part-time online programme are to encourage professionals working in legal, business, further and higher education sectors to continue their professional development as Business Professionals working in Higher Education settings. Our emphasis is on providing a highly flexible and collaborative approach to enhancing the career of those working in support departments, such as registry, assessments, recruitment and more areas with the university infrastructure. This programme is conducted purely online with high-quality, experienced and dedicated supervision, which gives an opportunity for maximum flexibility whilst maintaining a critical creative approach to learning.
PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership
Enhance your educational practice and self-assess your skills and performance within your professional context with our PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership. The programme is rooted in professional experience and covers a wide range of learning, teaching and assessment methods, materials and technologies. We’ve designed this online, part-time course to fit around existing work and teaching commitments, particularly for those working in higher and further education, training, development or administration. The additional micro-credential route option provides you flexibility through short developmental opportunities, achieving a PGCert qualification in a time frame that suits you.
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Students are required to possess an undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent. Students should possess a minimum of 6 months of professional experience in developing other people evidenced through teaching/curriculum delivery, training and development or coaching.
International: An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component.
Enhance your career aspirations and gain a broader understanding of Higher Education.
The course will enable you to:
Develop your professional capacity as reflective practicioners, enabling you to self-assess your skills and performance within your professional context.
Gain a critical understanding of the current issues within the Higher Education sector.
Acquire professional skills at three different levels including self, organisation and others.
Develop an understanding of leadership and management within Higher Education, and associated opportunities for career progression.
Enhance your skills and know-how to develop efficient processes to support sutdents in their Higher Education studies.
You’ll be provided with all learning materials, including guidance for each module, ebook core texts, podcasts, presentations, articles to read, a discussion board and a wiki.
We also offer the MA Education which is a Master's degree designed to develop the skills and abilities to enhance your educational practice and effectively support students.
The taught route is part-time online for over one year.
The micro-credential route is part-time online for up to 5 years. (Split as per below.)
Two compulsory modules:
Higher Education in Context (30 credits)
Professional Practice in Higher Education (30 credits)
Six 10 credit micro-credential sessions:
Emerging Issues in the UK Higher Education Context
Regulations, Governance and Legislation
Widening Participation Agendas/Strategies in UK Higher Education
Managing Self and Personal Skills
Embracing change: Developing Self and Others, Achieving Results
Engaging With the Wider Context: Working together, Using Resources Effectively and Finding Solutions
Both taught modules are assessed through two-part assessments:
Module 1 - 3,000 word written submission (60% weighting) and an oral presentation of 2,000 words (40% weighting).
Module 2 - 3,000 word written submission (60% weighting) and a poster presentation of 2,000 words (40% weighting).
Micro-credentials modules are assessed through the following:
Module 1, 2 and 3 - 1,000 word written submission (60% weighting) and a 15-minute oral presentation of 650 words (40% weighting).
Module 4, 5 and 6 - 1,000 word written submission (60% weighting) and a poster presentation of 650 words (40% weighting).
The course consists of two 30 credit modules running sequentially across one academic year.
You can select sessions from a roll-on roll-off programme where repeated debates, recordings and asynchronous activities occur with 10 credit micro-credentials.
How to Apply
Applications for this course are now open.
Apply for the PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership directly with the University.
Up to 24 months