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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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University of Nottingham Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International)

Stafford Global
Online & Campus Combined Part time 12 months Open Enrollment United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Online

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 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. [+]

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 Kingdom, the principles of United... [-]

BSc (Hons) Psychology

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 48 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online Colchester + 1 more

Developed and led by Chartered Psychologists, our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree allows students to discover the fascinating world of psychology. 100% online and part-time, this recognised qualification will prepare you for a wide range of jobs and opportunities. [+]

Top Postgraduate Certificate Programs Online. BSc (Hons) Psychology The programme includes many thought-provoking topics including forensic and investigative psychology, education psychology, the psychology of sport and exercise, and critical social psychology. Students also get to develop their own knowledge within a particular psychology topic of interest by writing a 30-credit final project. Graduates from this BSc (Hons) Psychology course will have an understanding of the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of the discipline. They will also develop detailed knowledge of several specialised areas/or applications of psychology, including the ability to recognise the variability and diversity of psychological functioning (and its significance). Students who want to develop their career will also develop a number of transferable skills including critical-thinking, communication, evidence-based reasoning, investigative abilities, data analysis and lots more. Course struture This BSc (Hons) Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits. Level 4 modules: Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology Introduction to Social Psychology Introduction to Cognitive Psychology Personality and Intelligence Introduction to Research Methods Key Studies in Psychology Mental Health, Stress and Well-being Level 5 modules: Biological Psychology Advanced Cognitive Psychology Psychological Development through the lifespan Individual Differences, Emotions and Behaviour The Psychology of Attitudes Reasoning and Decision-Making Selection of optional modules Level 6 modules: Critical Social Psychology Developmental Science Occupational Psychology Investigative Psychology Psychology of Sport & Exercise Clinical & Counselling Psychology Final Psychology Project Teaching methods and style Unlike a traditional university environment, our online BSc (Hons)... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Computing

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

Designed to support your continuing professional development and provide evidence of your ability to study at postgraduate level, this qualification enables you to develop your knowledge and skills and a professional attitude to the application of those skills. This qualification, typically completed in one year, allows you to choose from a range of modules from our computing postgraduate curriculum either to meet your immediate career needs or to extend your... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Computing Designed to support your continuing professional development and provide evidence of your ability to study at postgraduate level, this qualification enables you to develop your knowledge and skills and a professional attitude to the application of those skills. This qualification, typically completed in one year, allows you to choose from a range of modules from our computing postgraduate curriculum either to meet your immediate career needs or to extend your understanding of this broad subject. Success in the postgraduate certificate modules enables you to go on to study for our postgraduate diploma and MSc qualifications in computing. The postgraduate certificate is a valuable qualification, recognised by industry and frequently attracting students sponsored by their employers. For those with appropriate industry experience but lacking a bachelors degree in computing it can be used to demonstrate the ability to study at postgraduate level and give access to the postgraduate diploma and MSc degree qualifications. Comprising two modules, each studied in a six month period, this qualification can be completed in one year, or if you require a more flexible engagement your two modules can be spread over a two year period. The postgraduate certificate gives you the freedom to choose from a range of modules allowing you to select which areas of our computing and computing-related curriculum you wish to study. It can also be the starting point for our postgraduate diploma or MSc in Computing. These will allow you either to study an area of computing in... [-]

PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev in Anatomical Sciences

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

Our programme is suited to students who want to explore aspects of human anatomy through the flexibility of an online distance learning programme. This is a postgraduate qualification for medical, biomedical, allied health professionals and those in holistic practice with an interest in human anatomy. [+]

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... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Online Part time 12 months September 2018 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. [+]

Top Postgraduate Certificate Programs Online. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 2 Year 2 January to... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distance Learning)

Leeds Beckett University
Online Full time 1 year September 2018 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 Usability and Human Computer Interaction by Distance Learning

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Part time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This part time course provides an understanding of the design, evaluation and use of user centred technologies. [+]

This course is designed to be undertaken by those who need to apply the knowledge of the role of human factors/ergonomics in the design, evaluation and use of interactive systems.

It will provide an understanding of the key issues related to the design, evaluation and use of user centred technologies and provide you with additional resources to facilitate the learning process.

Course details

The distance learning format means that most of the material and background reading can be undertaken in your own time but with access to and support from University staff.  

The course consists of two, 30-credit modules, each studied over six months.

Information on distance learning can be found on the University's distance learning pages.... [-]


Online PgC in Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Executives

GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society
Online Full time 1 year January 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Build on your expertise & develop your strength as an HR leader who actively drives business strategy & improves your organisations capacity for change. Our CPD course combines online study with 2-day workshops that build your professional network. [+]

Senior HR professionals must be able to translate business strategy into HR priorities. This CPD course will help you develop your expertise and build your confidence as a strategic HR leader who goes beyond to actively develop business strategy and improve your organisation's capacity for change. Working with HR professionals from public, private and not-for-profit sectors you'll hone your skills in building the case for change based on market and business realities, overcoming resistance and gaining stakeholders' commitment to implementing and sustaining change.

Our PgC in Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Executives is for current and aspiring senior HR professionals, consultants and people leaders operating, or desiring to operate, at a strategic level and become dynamic leaders in HR. It offers you the opportunity to:... [-]


Interdisciplinary Online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia

Trinity College Dublin Online Education
Online Full time 1 year September 2018 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)... [-]

Postgraduate In Business Strategy

IMF Business School Portugal
Online Part time 1500 hours Open Enrollment Portugal Portugal Online

The Postgraduate Course in Business Strategy at Atlântico Business School is structured so that students develop multidisciplinary skills and obtain high academic and professional qualifications in the area of ​​management. [+]

Top Postgraduate Certificate Programs Online. Atlântico Business School is an institution of Higher Education aimed at providing training, both at the Bachelor and Master level and at the MBA and Postgraduate level, in the field of Business Sciences, with special emphasis on Finance, Taxation, Marketing, Resources Human Resources, International Management, Information Systems, Quality, Environment, Health and Safety at Work. The Atlântico Business School seeks to train senior executives with a structured, high quality and relevant training, with a solid scientific preparation combined with a real practical component. After completing their courses, students will be prepared to manage companies or create and develop businesses, will be able to analyze concrete problems in business life, with specific knowledge in the areas of specialization chosen. Access Requirements Bachelor's or equivalent professional experience Recipients The Postgraduate Course in Business Strategy at Atlântico Business School is structured so that students develop multidisciplinary skills and obtain high academic and professional qualifications in the area of ​​management. The course provides an effective professional experience, confronting the Students with the reality and the current problems, promoting a deep and rarely seen interaction with the Business Environment Program Module I Economics for Managers (6ECTS) Module II Digital Marketing and Internet Business (6ECTS) Module III Business Strategy Cases (40ECTS) Module IV Communication Workshops (2ECTS) Module V Seminars (6ECTS) Methodology The Methodologies adopted are typical of a Business School built in accordance with the philosophy emanating from current practices in the best Schools in the European Union and the United States.... [-]

PgCert in Leading, Improving & Transforming Care

University of Glasgow - Online Study
Online Part time 10 months August 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Recent Government and NHS reports highlight the importance of effective leadership in ensuring that health and social care is delivered to the highest standard. This programme is aimed at professionals in Health and Social Care wishing to develop skills in leadership. Students will be encouraged to think critically about health and social care provision with a key focus on leadership, management and the economic landscape. [+]

Recent Government and NHS reports highlight the importance of effective leadership in ensuring that health and social care is delivered to the highest standard. This programme is aimed at professionals in Health and Social Care wishing to develop skills in leadership. Students will be encouraged to think critically about health and social care provision with a key focus on leadership, management and the economic landscape. Why this programme This programme will provide you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, expertise in critical appraisal, and the ability to lead and innovate in your area of practice. The programme reflects the need for professionals in health and social care to develop leadership skills in a dynamic health and social care environment to ensure quality care delivery. The involvement of key people in leadership roles including the NHS and Scottish Government in both the planning and delivery will ensure that the programme has both currency and relevance. You will have an opportunity to develop an understanding of economic assessment and explore approaches to managing budgets and balancing financial constraints with quality provision. Programme structure The PG certificate in Leading and Transforming Care consists of three 20 credit modules. These courses are aligned with the MSc (Med Sci) in Advanced Health Care Practice and can be added to other courses to complete a masters degree. Intended Learning outcomes Critically discuss theories of leadership and management and their application in the context of health care Critically discuss managerialism and the potential tensions... [-]

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... [-]