Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (PgCHEP)

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice

Academic Year 2022-23

Course Director

Course Administrator

Applications for AY2022-23 will open on 1st April 2022, closing date 30th June 2022.

We recommend that you attend the Orientation to Learning and Teaching at Ulster session prior to commencing the PgCHEP.

Please note this programme is only available to Ulster staff with a substantive learning and teaching support role that involves  sustained, direct engagement with learners e.g. teaching or providing learning support to Ulster University students in Higher Education for an average of 2 hours per week over the duration of each PgCHEP module.

Details about the course schedule and modules are provided below.

If your role is more limited you may wish to apply separately for either First Steps to Teaching or undertake Module 1 of the PgCHEP (PHE 705 Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) as a stand-alone course (see below for separate application form)

Staff on fixed-term contracts
Staff with a contract of employment that extends until at least 1st May 2023 can apply for the full two-year PgCHEP AY2022/23.

Alternatively, staff with a contract of employment that extends until at least 1st May 2023 can apply for the first module of the PgCHEP (PHE705) as a standalone.

Please contact the Course Director by emailing pgchep@ulster.ac.uk if you need further advice.

Any staff member seeking exemption from the PgCHEP will be expected to align their practice to the UKPSF at Descriptor 2 (i.e. FHEA), and to provide evidence of having achieved this.

This would normally only apply to staff with more than three years substantive teaching experience in higher education settings.

Details of this process can be found in the Supplementary Information section below.

If you wish to discuss this further please contact pgchep@ulster.ac.uk

Supplementary Information

PgCHEP Course Structure

Course Structure
Module Timescale
PHE705 Learning & Teaching in Higher Education AY 2022-23  Semesters  1 & 2 (long & thin module, Oct 2022 - March 2023)
PHE708 Shaping the Curriculum in Higher Education AY 2022-23  Semester 1 - Year 2 module only (Sept - Dec 2022)
PHE707 Enhancing Learning & Teaching in Higher Education AY 2022-23  Semester 2 - Year 2 module only (Dec 2022 - May 2023)