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Route Two: Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary and Higher Education

Sucessful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary and Higher Education involves completing two core modules (teaching and learning in higher education, theory and practice of eLearning) and two optional research modules from which one is completed.

Your engagement with the assessed work and other activities you will undertake will provide you with the evidence you require in order to seek recognition as an Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

ALPINE and the Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary and Higher Education

You will complete a Reflective Narrative matrix for each module at or following the end of the module in question.

The evidence captured in your PG Certificate activities and the reflective matrixes for each of your modules will provide the basis for a final Reflective Narrative Matrix of up to 1500 words that will show your full engagement with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) across the programme.

By completing your studies, including the refelctive narratives you are evidencing the criteria required against the three dimensions of the UKPSF to gain Fellowship of the HEA.

The three dimensions: Areas of Activity, Core Knowledge, and Professional Values

For more information on how the postgraudate certificate in higher education is mapped to the UKPSF click on the resources button at the end of this page to view the guide.

Recognition Timeline

The timescale of receiving Fellowship on route two is dependent on the time it takes to complete your studies.

Registering for your Studies

Registering for ALPINE does not in any way register you on to the Pg Cert, this must be done separately through the link below, and the applicant being formally excepted before studies can commence. 

More information on the Pg Cert and how to register. (The process for application is that you must apply for the Tertiary and Higher Education MED and exit the programme early, after completing the Pg Cert)

Fees and Funding

Part funding for the Pg Cert is available through the Staff Development (SD1) fund.  SD1 funding can cover 50% of the total cost of the Pg Cert with the other 50% being matched by your own Academic Partner. 

The 2016-17 staff development application forms can be downloaded from: https://intranet.uhi.ac.uk/sdfund.

Academic Partner staff should email applications to their staff development officer (SDO). Executive Office staff should email applications to their line manager.

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