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Academic Professional Apprenticeship via the PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Course summary

This Level 7 Apprenticeship course is designed to prepare students to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the Apprenticeship Standard to ensure that they are appropriately prepared for, and competent to perform in, an HE professional academic role. A successful apprentice who meets the requirements for the specialist teaching role will be eligible for professional recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

The course lasts for 18 months and, during completion, students engage with work-based learning, which entails carrying out their job role whilst spending 20% of their time doing off-the-job related training. An element of this will be completing an academic teaching qualification – the level 7 Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Students will also have the opportunity to gain a CMI accredited coaching and mentoring qualification.

Entry requirements

First degree at 2.2 or above or overseas equivalent
GCSE English A* - C/minimum 4 English / NARIC equivalent/IELTS 6.5
GCSE English A* - C/minimum 4 maths / NARIC equivalent

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Authentic work-related training to enhance existing skills and experience

You will gain an academic qualification: Level 7 PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE.

Opportunity to gain a CMI accredited Coaching and Mentoring qualification.

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This course provides an excellent foundation to develop your future career as an academic in a higher education setting. It supports the development of your skills in an HE context, and provides you with many opportunities to reflect on your knowledge. The option to take the additional coaching and mentoring qualifications enhance your skills set, and you will gain professional FHEA recognition once you have passed your End Point Assessment.

What you'll learn

Phase 1 (September - December 2020) will scaffold your learning and development for Phase 2. You will begin to learn about teaching, learning and assessment in a higher education context, and your roles and responsibilities. You will also learn about the principles of coaching and mentoring, and professional development and will have the opportunity to do a 15-credit qualification which carries CMI professional recognition.

During Phase 2 (January - December 2021), you will undertake the Level 7 PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, which includes completing two modules in HE Pedagogy and Action Research.

Phase 3 (January - March 2022) concludes the programme. In this phase, you will reflect on what you have learned through a process of action planning and target-setting for your future professional development. You will have the opportunity to undertake a further 15-credit CMI qualification, which provides you with the opportunity to work through the process of initiating and driving change at an individual, group and/or organisational level through the use of coaching and mentoring. 

Who teaches on this course

  • Dr John Macklin

What you'll study and when

Phase 1: September - December 2020
Introduction and Orientation
Teaching, Learning and Assessment in HE
Coaching and Mentoring Development


Phase 2: January - December 2021
Pedagogy and Learning in Higher Education
Action Research Project in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


Phase 3: January - March 2022
Coaching and Mentoring: Individuals, Groups and Organisations
Reflection, Evaluation and Target-setting

How you'll be assessed

Phase 1:
If you would like to gain professional recognition from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and 15 credits, you can complete an assessment which focuses on mentoring/coaching someone in your organisation. Alternatively, you can undertake the learning without submitting an assignment.


Phase 2:
A single submission portfolio including observations and self-reflections, critical reflection on the curriculum design, and report writing and and action plan


Phase 3
If you would like to gain professional recognition from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and 15 credits, you can complete an assessment which focuses on initiating change through mentoring/coaching strategies at organisational level.
Alternatively, you can undertake the learning without submitting an assignment


In order to attain the Apprenticeship Certificate, you will do an End Point Assessment after Phase 3. This includes an observation, a professional discussion and a portfolio of evidence-based reflections.

How you'll learn

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Your future career

Researcher, professor, lecturer.

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