Middlesex University Dubai is pleased to offer higher education professionals the opportunity to gain an internationally recognized teaching qualification via its Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). Increasingly universities are requiring their teaching staff to have formal teaching qualifications in addition to their academic qualifications. The Middlesex PGCHE is a UK teaching qualification specifically designed for those working in higher education. The UK Higher Education Authority (H.E.A.) Professional Standards Framework (P.S.F.) has been embedded into the program design, and those who complete the program are able to become Fellows of the H.E.A.
Throughout the program, you will be provided with opportunities to consider, along with your peers, the efficacy of different approaches to supporting students’ learning, assessment practices, course design, and the links between teaching and research. Additionally, the program will enable you to engage in debates about current and relevant issues in higher education practice while critically reflecting upon your own practices.
Why choose the Middlesex University Dubai PGCert HE?
The central aim of this program is to promote the professional development of teaching and learning in a predominantly higher education environment. Participants will be assisted to reflect and think critically and constructively about their practice as facilitators of learning in order to develop as confident, effective, professional higher education practitioners who can employ a wide range of contemporary educational practices to promote and enhance the learning of their students.
The program will encourage and assist participants by:
Enhancing their ability to understand how people learn in order to create effective learning environments.
Supporting their development of critical inquiry into the professional and ethical practices of teaching and learning.
Promoting the development of effective, student-centered communities of learning and practice.
Fostering an inclusive approach to working with diversity within the student body.
Engaging them in the practice of continuing reflection on and evaluation of their own professional practice.
Guiding participants in the development of an informed scholarly approach to the continuing professional development of their practice.
The course is designed to enhance your existing teaching through reflective pedagogy
Following the completion of the PGCert HE, students will earn 60 credits at the Masters level and be eligible to progress onto the MA Higher Education Programme
The UK Higher Education Authority (H.E.A.) Professional Standards Framework (P.S.F.) has been embedded into the program design, and those who complete the program are able to become Fellows of the H.E.A.
Mode of Study Options: It is expected that by September 2021 we will have In-person classes and these could be supported by an online element. It is too early to commit to a 100% Online at present as it will depend on the Health & Safety situation and KHDA permissions. We can say at present that if the Health & Safety situation warrants it there could be a 100% online along with in-person classes.