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PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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October 2024

April 2025

Programme Duration

1-5 years

Academic Direction
University of London
Modes of Study

This programme has been specifically designed for those teaching, tutoring and supporting the learning of students in higher education. Successful graduates are granted University of London Worldwide Recognised Tutor Status and can choose to be included on our website listing.

Key features

  1. Develop your own practice while learning

    Translate theory into practice with a practical programme that links your learning experiences to your own work, helping you become a more confident educator as you study. Throughout the programme you are supported to develop your ideas, skills, and practices to further support the learners you work with.

  2. A trusted name in global education

    The University of London strives to pioneer unique forms of education and research that transform lives and society. Today, with students in 190 countries, we are a leading force in higher education. Our Centre for Online and Distance Education is a global leader in research and practice in the field.

  3. Benefit from a global classroom

    Work with colleagues based across the globe in a community of practice. Enrich your learning with fresh insight from participants who teach in a variety of subject disciplines around the world and engage in lively and interesting discussions on all aspects of higher education and learning.

  4. Access a wealth of resources

    Our VLE lets you choose from a range of engaging study experiences such as collaborative discussions, multiple-choice quizzes, reflective exercises and tasks to apply in your setting. Guidance is also always at hand from your programme leader and online tutors, who support you in all aspects of your studies.

  5. Unlock career opportunities

    This programme is deal for those wishing to take on a curriculum or learning and teaching leadership role. It is widely recognised as the right development for those supporting learning and teaching in higher education. As a graduate, you will gain University of London Worldwide Recognised Tutor Status.

  6. Join our global alumni community

    As one of our more than one million graduates, you will have a lifelong connection to the University of London. Members of the alumni community are encouraged to keep in touch with one another and can receive a number of benefits including an extensive programme of events and engagement opportunities.

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This programme has been specifically designed for those teaching, tutoring and supporting the learning of students in HE.

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Career opportunities

What our students say

“The interactions were wonderful and there were perspectives on teaching from different people, from different cultures or different learning spaces.”

Josephine Ofeimun


“It has been my experience that, at the University of London, your dreams do come true. You become who you were meant to be.”

Abigail Dickson-Morean


“This is a fantastic course which really supports progression as an online educator through excellent resources and structure and clear expectations and pedagogy.”

Gerry Stroud Campbell

“It has enabled me to challenge some of my assumptions about students and learning and directed me to evidence- based pedagogy to enact in my own settings.”

Kiran Ali

“I have enjoyed every step of it and felt that my tutors cared about my success and educational practice.”

Orode Aniejurengho

“The teachers made us well engaged effectively, provided clear explanations, and use varied instructional strategies.”

Sudiappu Kankanamalage Premaratne Perera

“It empowered me to secure a promotion as a programme manager at my current workplace and ignited a passion for sharing my insights with others.”

Harsha Subhashna Kulappu Thanthirige

UK, 2021

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Start dates

  • October 2024 - application deadline closes