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Providing a stopgap between a bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate degree such as a master’s are postgraduate certificate programs. The programs are offered in a wide range of subjects across many areas of study.

You may be wondering, “What is an online postgraduate certificate?” These programs typically feature fewer courses more focused on a specific subject than a further degree like a master’s. Certificates are often helpful to those in the workforce looking to learn more about a certain area in order to move up the ladder in their job or to have an edge when attempting to pivot their position toward a new industry. A certificate can help give a candidate an edge on the competition.

Many people can benefit from a certificate program. Those who are already working and hoping to take their business further or those who are newly trying to get their foot in the door of an industry may both find the education offered increases their opportunities.

The cost of educational programs varies from country to country. Total fees often depend upon whether a program is online and the university offering the course of study.

With a huge array of certificate programs available, graduates can have many careers to choose from. For example, a certificate may be valuable to students in the education field, and they may want to learn more about teaching online courses or generally brush up on pedagogical theory. Students currently in the technology world might take a certificate course in technology management or computing to continue their studies and work towards the next career step.

Programs are offered in many different countries around the world, and schedules vary. Many certificate programs are part time, and online classes offer the most flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Postgraduate Diploma in UK, EU and US Copyright Law

KNect365 Learning | an Informa business
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 8 months October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

The Centre of European Law at King’s College London is pleased to announce details of its 2017-2018 Distance Learning Programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in UK, EU & US Copyright Law. The programme aims to provide you with an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the general principles of copyright law, mainly focusing on the law in the United Kingdom, the principles of United States copyright law and the major ‘copyright’ Directives of the European Union. [+]

Top Postgraduate Certificate Programs Online. 100% satisfaction rate from students in the 2016 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey The Centre of European Law at King’s College London is pleased to announce details of its 2017-2018 Distance Learning Programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in UK, EU & US Copyright Law. The programme provides tuition from one of Europe’s leading centres in European Law and is studied on a distance learning basis, thereby avoiding crucial time spent away from your place of work. Completing this rigorous programme will give you a competitive advantage in a difficult job market. The programme is spread over 8 months starting on 2nd October 2017 and ending with an examination at King’s College London in May 2018. The units will take you systematically through the whole subject. There will be three optional weekend seminars held in London in December 2017, February 2018 and April 2018 which will provide an opportunity for revision of the programme, for discussion, preparation for the examination and for you to meet fellow students and your programme tutors. Ideal For… This programme is attended by Lawyers in Private Practice, In-House Legal Advisers, Senior Licensing Officers, Business Affairs Executives, Contracts Managers, Rights Executives, Trade Mark Specialists. Countries represented include: Australia, Belgium, China, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Japan, The Netherlands, Russia and the UK. Learning Outcomes The programme aims to provide you with an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the general principles of copyright law, mainly focusing on the law in the United... [-]

PG Cert Policing and Criminal Investigation

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 8 months February 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Explore the challenges faced by police and investigative teams in a criminal case while also discovering the many techniques used to investigate major crimes. This short course is perfect for students wanting to move into a career in policing or investigation, or it can be used as a stepping stone towards our full MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology. [+]

Explore the challenges faced by police and investigative teams in a criminal case while also discovering the many techniques used to investigate major crimes. This short course is perfect for students wanting to move into a career in policing or investigation, or it can be used as a stepping stone towards our full MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology. This unique online Postgraduate Certificate in Policing and Criminal Investigation introduces many key topics relating to policing, psychology and criminal investigations*. You’ll discover the varied techniques used to investigate major crimes, such as homicide and sexual assault, while also critically reviewing effective police leadership and partnerships. The programme also has a strong focus on the role of psychology in supporting criminal investigations. Using programme content created by tutors with considerable academic and professional senior policing and investigative experience, you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of contemporary policing, criminological and psychological theory and social policy. After completing the programme you’ll also be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the changing nature of policing with a particular focus on leadership, social and government policy, and partnership working. You’ll also acquire a range of critical and analytical skills that can be used in a variety of different professional contexts. This short, 100% online course is a great alternative to full-time, campus based study and is perfect if you are interested in discovering how policing and criminal investigation works, or if you are attracted to a career in the field of policing or investigation. If you... [-]

University of Nottingham Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International)

Stafford
Online & Campus Combined Part time 12 months Open Enrollment United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Online Bahrain Bahrain Online Jordan Jordan Online Kuwait Kuwait Online Lebanon Lebanon Online Oman Oman Online Qatar Qatar Online Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Online + 14 more

Nottingham’s first civic college was opened in the city centre in 1881, four years after the foundation stone was laid by former Prime Minister, W E Gladstone. After the First World War, the [+]

Top Postgraduate Certificate Programs Online. About the University Nottingham’s first civic college was opened in the city centre in 1881, four years after the foundation stone was laid by former Prime Minister, W E Gladstone. After the First World War, the college outgrew its original building and in 1928 the College moved to what is now the main campus, University Park. Initially, it was accommodated in the elegant Trent Building and was officially opened by King George V in November of that year. Even in its early days on this site, the College attracted high profile visiting lecturers including Professor Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and H G Wells. In 1948, the college was awarded the Royal Charter and became The University of Nottingham, now able to award degrees in its own name. The University of Nottingham is now one of the world’s best universities, distinguished for its commitment to conventional as well as online learning and internationally renowned, world-class research. The University of Nottingham was confirmed as a world-class University in the 2008 global league tables and has 320 partners worldwide. It is ranked in the UK top 10, the European top 30 and in the top 1% of all universities worldwide. When it comes to management training courses such as MBA, the university has earned a name for itself. The School of Education at the University of Nottingham is one of the largest and most respected education departments of any UK university, and it leads the way in research... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Systems Thinking in Practice

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 8 years August 2018 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

The postgraduate certificate course will help you to develop your understanding of the nature of complex problem situations and how they can be tackled. It seeks to change the way in which you think about the situations you face by using insights from cognitive science. You will learn to think more holistically, understanding the roles other people play, taking account of the interconnectedness of all the components making up the problem situation and working more collaboratively... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Systems Thinking in Practice The postgraduate certificate course will help you to develop your understanding of the nature of complex problem situations and how they can be tackled. It seeks to change the way in which you think about the situations you face by using insights from cognitive science. You will learn to think more holistically, understanding the roles other people play, taking account of the interconnectedness of all the components making up the problem situation and working more collaboratively. You will examine key systems thinkers which will enable you to relate their ideas to your own practice. This postgraduate certificate qualification will give you new ways of thinking about and approaching a task or situation. Every person brings with them their own perspective, which means that we all see things in different ways. The discipline of systems thinking gives you the tools to challenge your approach to complex situations; to consider the roles other people play; to assess how all the different components within that situation are related; and to provide you with the skills to think more holistically and to work more collaboratively to avoid systemic failures. These tools have an established track record of success in enabling the tackling of complex, messy problem situations which may cross multiple discipline and skill boundaries. Educational aims In this certificate, we aim to: introduce systems concepts and theories that can be used to make sense of complex situations define the distinctive nature of Systems Practice enable you... [-]

PG Cert/Dip Anatomical Sciences

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Online Part time 12 - 36 months August 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Awards: PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev. This postgraduate certificate and diploma is a unique opportunity for students who want to explore aspects of human anatomy through the flexibility of an online distance learning programme. [+]

Top Postgraduate Certificate Programs Online. Awards: PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev. This postgraduate certificate and diploma is a unique opportunity for students who want to explore aspects of human anatomy through the flexibility of an online distance learning programme. All courses making up the programme use innovative teaching methods to provide students with key transferable skills in addition to a solid foundation of anatomical knowledge. Our programme in anatomical sciences is delivered entirely online and consequently relies on the use of IT, for example through the use of email, audio visual material, discussion forums and various other interactive resources. This is a postgraduate qualification for medical, biomedical, allied health professionals and those in holistic practice with an interest in human anatomy. The programme draws upon the highly regarded teaching and research staff within the University. Our aim is to provide quality course materials to be delivered from our virtual learning environment. Interactive software is being specifically developed for use in this programme alongside the licensed software currently in use for the on campus masters programme in Human Anatomy and our medical degree course. The programme is designed to introduce and develop student knowledge in the anatomical sciences; in addition it is aimed at renewing and strengthening communication and IT knowledge and skills. Our online learning system lets you work entirely from your own home location. This will enhance your learning experience and working knowledge while rewarding you with a highly regarded qualification. Our programme Anatomical Sciences (Online Distance Learning) offers the opportunity... [-]

Specialization Certificate in Food Security: Assessment and Action

UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Online Full time March 2018 Spain Spain Online

The Specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action is an extension of the FAO's Distance Learning course in Food Security Information for Decision Making. In this Specialisation students are introduced to the concepts and tools used in food security analysis. [+]

Last few days to enrol! The Specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action is an extension of the FAO's Distance Learning course in Food Security Information for Decision Making. In this Specialisation students are introduced to the concepts and tools used in food security analysis. As a starting point, students will consider food security and its relationship to vulnerability, hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Guidelines on how to interpret and use conceptual frameworks for analysing food security are then reviewed. Other topics include: guidance in assessing different kinds of information systems related to food security analysis; designing, writing and increasing the impact of food security reports in different contexts; and commonly used methods to assess food availability at regional, national and local levels. The Specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action is taught by an international team of individuals with extensive field experience. With this training, students will understand food security and be better prepared to undertake and support food security work in their communities. This Specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action is an elective in the Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance. Objectives Define food security as a broad concept used to determine people's general well-being. Understand the concept of vulnerability and how it is applied to food security. Appreciate the importance of food security analysis to trigger appropriate action to address food insecurity. Understand the need for identifying the underlying causes and characteristics of food insecurity. Understand the basic measures to monitor and evaluate targeting activities.... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Online Part time 12 months September 2017 Belgium Brussels

Are you a student or young professional and do you wish to broaden your knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general? [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in European Policy-Making From 2014 onwards, the IES offers a Postgraduate Certificate in European Policy-Making, developed and designed by EU and e-learning experts. This certificate is equivalent to 25 ECTS and combines both the IES Summer School and the EU-modules, thus embracing the Blended-Learning approach. This package involves two weeks of face-to-face intensive teaching together with the flexibility of the online modules.

Who for?

Are you a student or young professional and do you wish to broaden your knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general?

Aside from being a valuable asset in professional life in general, the programme has proven to be a great help in preparing for the EU competitions to select future officials. ... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Pedagogy: 21st Century Educators

Online University of Finland
Online Full time 3 semesters August 2018 Finland Finland Online

21st Century Educators is a collection of programs and qualifications designed to help prepare educators for working in the modern knowledge economy. The traditional practices and learning methods in education no longer provide the students with all the skills and competences they need. [+]

Pedagogy: 21st Century Educators Objectives: 21st Century Educators is a collection of programs and qualifications designed to help prepare educators for working in the modern knowledge economy. The traditional practices and learning methods in education no longer provide the students with all the skills and competences they need. The industrial model of education based on knowledge transfer, of one-to many, one-way messaging, individual performances and memorizing facts has given way to networked expertise, team play, initiative and finding creative solutions to complex problems. Finding and memorizing information is no longer a challenge – on the contrary, there seems to be too much data available. The key is digital and media literacy. Moreover, the role of technology has become central in all areas of society. This new environment requires new pedagogy and new roles for the teacher: from the deliverer of information to facilitator or coach – both face-to-face and virtually. In this environment it is no wonder teachers may feel overwhelmed. Teacher development frequently focuses on how to use new technology rather than the pedagogical reasons for adoption and use. The 21st Century Educators programs have been created to meet these needs. It is a unique, innovative and tested approach to pedagogical competence building, where the focus is on 21st century skills acquisition. This is integrated in all aspects of the training: learning environments, teaching and learning methods, collaboration and networking as well as assessment. These programs offer concrete tools to support teachers’ professional growth in the rapidly changing world,... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distance Learning)

Leeds Beckett University
Online Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

We understand that practice is your main priority, that's why we have designed this online course that enables you to study wherever and whenever you want. Training to become a teacher is one of the most challenging thing you will ever do. [+]

Top Postgraduate Certificate Programs Online. Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distance Learning) YOUR COURSE ABOUT THE POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION POSTGRADUATE COURSE We understand that practice is your main priority, that's why we have designed this online course that enables you to study wherever and whenever you want. Training to become a teacher is one of the most challenging thing you will ever do. With this in mind, this course is designed to fit around your other professional commitments and will involve assessments relevant to your working life. Designed for those training to teach in primary or secondary schools, or those who have recently undertaken a period of training leading to QTS or equivalent, our goal is to provide the academic foundation for a rewarding and successful career in teaching. You will benefit from outstanding support tailored to your professional development needs, including dedicated online learning tutors, online tutorials using a range of web-based software and numerous opportunities to network through our professional learning communities. You will expand your critical understanding of the education sector and share best practice with your colleagues on the course. You will also scrutinise government and sector-wide policies and analyse theoretical, pedagogical and policy discourse and debates to gain a critically research-informed perspective on what is happening in education. We work with School Centred Initial Teacher Training providers (SCITTs) to offer our PGCE. In the coming year we will be working with Wakefield Regional Partnership for ITT and Rochdale Pioneers Partnership. To view our full... [-]

PGCert in Sustainable Development (Distance Learning)

SOAS University of London
Online Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom London

This programme aims to provide students with a broad grounding in the main concepts associated with sustainable development, but also provides the opportunity to specialise in one area in greater depth. [+]

Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning The rationale for this innovative programme of study lies in the global environmental and development challenges that have been articulated in the Sustainable Development Goals. It is clear that solutions to the challenge of sustainable development require holistic, integrated and co-ordinated actions across a very wide range of sectors, and will increasingly require a multidisciplinary approach. This programme aims to provide students with a broad grounding in the main concepts associated with sustainable development, but also provides the opportunity to specialise in one area in greater depth. For further details, please visit SOAS website: https://www.soas.ac.uk/cedep/programmes/sustainable/pgcert/ [-]

MSc/PgDip/PgCert in One Health (online distance learning)

University of Glasgow - Online Study
Online Full time Part time 12 - 36 months August 2018 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

The One Health concept recognises the interconnectedness of human, animal and ecosystem health. A One Health approach involves applying a coordinated, collaborative, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach to address potential or existing risks that originate at the animal-human-ecosystems interface. [+]

Top Postgraduate Certificate Programs Online. Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus. The One Health concept recognises the interconnectedness of human, animal and ecosystem health. A One Health approach involves applying a coordinated, collaborative, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach to address potential or existing risks that originate at the animal-human-ecosystems interface. The overarching aim of One Health is to achieve optimal health for humans, animals and the ecosystem. This Masters in One Health aims to offer online, specialist teaching to students to acquire knowledge and skills required to work within a One Health framework. The programme seeks to explore an integrative approach to human, veterinary and ecological health, recognising the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations and the interconnectedness of public health, environmental issues, veterinary and human medicine. The programme also raises awareness of cultural and societal factors that influence how One Health approaches are translated into practice. WHY THIS PROGRAMME Studying One Health at Glasgow The flexible, online delivery of this programme by world researchers and clinicians allows you to study from anywhere across the globe. Glasgow employs some of the most prominent UK researchers in the One Health framework, giving you access to up-to-date expertise. Our teaching is research-led. The courses have been developed to reflect the latest academic research and up-to-date challenges of One Health. During a course, from week to week you will interact with your teachers and... [-]

Interdisciplinary Online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia

Trinity College Dublin Online Education
Online Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia is to facilitate students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence-based approach to their practice, to critically explore and critique dementia care service provision. [+]

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia is to facilitate students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence-based approach to their practice, to critically explore and critique dementia care service provision. The design is such that it will promote collaboration between disciplines of nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work and other professionals working with persons living with dementia and their families/significant others. Graduates of this course, in applying their learning, will be enabled to promote and develop excellence in dementia care in their practice setting thus ensuring that people with dementia live a dignified and meaningful life. Structure & Delivery The course is delivered exclusively online over the course of one academic year. As an online student, each week a new session will be available for you to study through our online learning environment, Blackboard. The course materials will be delivered in a variety of formats, for example, podcasts discussion forums and blogs. This creates a media rich environment within which the student can engage in learning activities in a flexible manner. Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia course (without compensation) are eligible to continue on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Dementia or a M.Sc. in Dementia from Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin within five years of completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia. Course Content NU7802 Ways of Understanding Dementia and Dementia Care (10) NU7803 Critical Issues in Assessment and Care Planning (10) NU7804 Enhancing the experience of Living with Dementia (10)... [-]

Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education - PgCert part-time by online distance learning

University of Bolton
Online Part time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning... [+]

Top Postgraduate Certificate Programs Online. Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education - PgCert part-time by online distance learning This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning. Special features The programme is informed by the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF) and may lead to professional recognition for certain course members. Additionally the programme is approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) for eligible NMC registrants who wish to record their teaching qualification with this professional body. What you will study You will study two modules: Module 1: Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education By studying this module you will learn how to plan for effective and inclusive teaching and learning environments. You will study the theories, principles and application of teaching and learning strategies and explore action learning, enquiry and work-based learning, technology-enabled and reflective learning. Additionally you will develop your knowledge of assessment, both of learning and for learning, with particular reference to the principles of validity, reliability, transparency, and professional accountability. You will also learn about providing feedback to learners and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching. Module 2: Professional Academic Practice in Action During this module you will... [-]

PGCert Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors (Distance Learning)

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Online Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

The Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors (Distance Learning) Postgraduate Certificate is specially designed to be undertaken by employees in any organisation who need to apply ergonomics principles to their work. It will provide an understanding of the key issues related to workplace ergonomics and work design and will also direct students towards additional resources to facilitate the learning process. [+]

The Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors (Distance Learning) Postgraduate Certificate is specially designed to be undertaken by employees in any organisation who need to apply ergonomics principles to their work. It will provide an understanding of the key issues related to workplace ergonomics and work design and will also direct students towards additional resources to facilitate the learning process. Students will be required to use this understanding both to complete the course and to apply the knowledge gained in real situations in the workplace. The distance learning format means that most of the material and recommended background reading can be undertaken by the student in their own time, but with access to and support from university staff. On successful completion of the course students should have an understanding of the importance of ergonomics in the workplace, a basic knowledge of ergonomics theory and the ability to use a number of valuable ergonomics assessment techniques. The course has a flexible structure which allows you to manage when and where you study. We will provide you with the support you need throughout your course, through telephone, email and online tutorials. You will be taught by a team who actively work as researchers and consultants and can share their experience of applying ergonomics to the real world. This course will develop: graduates who understand and can apply theory, method and practice of human factors/ergonomics for analysing and evaluating products and work situation knowledge and understanding of human factors relevant to the workplace knowledge... [-]

PgCert (part-time) Equality in Pay & Reward

University of Strathclyde Business School
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This course draws on the theories and techniques of managing pay and reward systems with the purpose of enhancing the performance of work organisations. [+]

Top Postgraduate Certificate Programs Online. Why this course? An open learning course This course draws on the theories and techniques of managing pay and reward systems with the purpose of enhancing the performance of work organisations. It is delivered online and consists of three modules. You can also just take an individual module if you don’t want to study the whole course. The course is of benefit to those who are: developing or negotiating pay systems or other terms and conditions already qualified or working within the general field of human resources, equality & diversity management and industrial relations consultants, lawyers, paralegals or trade union representatives working within the field of equal pay You’ll study You’ll take part in an online workshop at the start of the course. This'll introduce you to the course and other participants as well as the learning mechanisms used during the course. Modules: The Context of Pay Pay Relativities & Job Evaluation Systems Developing & Managing Reward Systems The course can be completed in a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years. Suggested one-year programme If you want to complete the course in one year we recommend the following programme: September to December: Module 1 & Module 3 January to May: Module 2 & Module 3 Suggested two-year programme for those starting in September If you want to take the course across two years we suggest the following programme: Year 1 September to December: Module 1 Year 1 January to May: Module... [-]