AdvDip(CPD) Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education (HE7)

Do you want to gain a qualification in teaching and supporting learning whilst further developing your skills and knowledge? This programme is ideal if you have relevant experience, are currently employed in higher or professional education, and aspire to gain professional recognition.

Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education (HE7)

Key information

Award:

AdvDip(CPD)

Mode of Study:

Part-time

Duration:

15 weeks

Location:

University of Bolton

Start date:

To be confirmed

Course Details

The University of Bolton has a 'Teaching Intensive, Research Informed' ethos. We aspire to offer postgraduate student-focused courses that inform best practice in teaching and learning, underpinned by the research knowledge of our high-quality staff.

This contemporary and stimulating programme of study supports you in critically evaluating current educational developments and research, and improving your own professional practice. We'll guide you in exploring the theories, principles and application of different strategies and approaches that can be employed to create effective and inclusive teaching and learning environments. You'll be encouraged to draw from and focus on work-based experiences to share and explore the most effective techniques and methodologies, while working collaboratively with your multi-professional peers and networking with a range of teaching professionals online.

Our welcoming team of highly experienced, professionally and academically qualified staff will cover action learning, enquiry and work-based learning, learning and teaching theory, formative and summative assessment, and using information technology.

The programme can potentially contribute to professional recognition from Advance HE.

Highlights
  • Our students are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. Sharing your peers' individual and unique educational insights and perspectives helps enrich your learning experience.
  • We promote research and critical enquiry, helping you learn to make sound, evidence-based independent judgements.
  • This course is part of a suite of professional development courses covering contemporary issues and developments in teaching and learning in higher and professional education that focus on equipping you with advanced skills and knowledge to help your career progression.
  • When you successfully complete this course, you will be awarded an Advanced Diploma of CPD worth 30 credits at Level HE7 that can contribute towards the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education offered by the University of Bolton.
Key Features
  • This course allows you to gain career-enhancing skills without committing yourself to an entire postgraduate degree.
  • Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated experts.
  • Our academic team is actively involved in educational research, helping you to explore issues from a robust research-informed knowledge base.
  • Our well-stocked library offers a comprehensive selection of relevant texts and access to an extensive online database of multimedia sources, including eJournals, podcasts, vodcasts and eBooks.
Professional recognition

The programme is underpinned by the UK PSF. It is accredited by Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) and may lead to Associate Fellowship of Advance HE for those seeking professional recognition.


  • Normally, you’ll have at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree (or equivalent).
  • You must be currently teaching (at least 6 hours per week or equivalent) as you are required to critically reflect on your experience and relate theory to practice.
  • You must produce a reference or letter of support from your organisational line manager.
  • You must have an identified mentor in teaching practice for support and verification purposes.
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you’ll also need IELTS 6.5 with normally no less than 6.0 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
  • Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.


This course offers academic progression in the specialist field of teaching and supporting learning in higher and professional education.


Course fees

Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £1,320 for the academic year 2023/24.

Overseas students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Overseas fee of £2,258 for the academic year 2023/24.

Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.

The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

Bursaries

Click here for more information about the scholarships and bursaries available to University of Bolton students.


For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

Please contact Admissions by telephone on 01204 903903 or email enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

Admissions
University of Bolton
Deane Road
Bolton, BL3 5AB
United Kingdom

Tel: 01204 903903
Email: enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

International applications are not possible for this course

As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.

We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.


We adopt a blended learning and teaching style that includes online delivery and engagement where appropriate. You can expect lectures, workshops, presentations, action learning sets, mentor review in the workplace, and using e-learning packages such as Moodle.

We use a range of formative and summative assessment methods, including portfolio development, critical reflection and presentations. The module has clearly identified learning outcomes, and the nature and type of assessments are clearly linked to these learning outcomes

Modules
  • Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 80%, Practical exams 20%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 88%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 12%

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Lisa Adjei
Senior Lecturer

L.Adjei@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903309

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903903

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