Application and entry requirements

The PGCert in Higher Education is aimed at academic staff at all levels and Professional Services (PS) colleagues and those working at the University’s library and cultural assets.

Eligibility for non-academic staff depends on grade and relevance of role to the units available. All applications are assessed on an individual basis.

Unfortunately, Graduate Teaching Assistants are not eligible for this programme.

Colleagues with a fixed term contract are eligible to apply providing their contract extends beyond the end of August in the academic year they are applying, or there is a strong indication that it will.

Participants should discuss the programme with their line managers before applying.

How to apply

Please apply online here. The closing date is Friday, 28 June 2024.

Accredited Prior Learning (APL)

Evidence to support an APL request may include a Fellowship or Senior Fellowship of ‘AdvanceUK’ (formerly the HEA) certificate. A maximum of 30 credits APL may be requested.

All APL requests will be assessed on an individual basis by mid-September of the incoming year.

As a PS member of staff, I thought it was excellent that the course was open to both PS and academics but was a bit apprehensive about whether there would be a noticeable distinction between the two groups in class.

This has not been the case. I am thoroughly enjoying the programme as it provides a space to learn and understand theories around higher education as well as current debates and, more importantly, to relate these back to my own job.

A key issue in making this such a positive experience has been that the members of the programme team are extremely enthusiastic, supportive and approachable – they want you to succeed.

Siobhan Cartwright / Teaching and Learning Manager and Lead for Social Responsibility, Manchester Medical School