Award in Learning and Teaching in HE (ALTHE)

Hello ALTHE and PGCert HE people; welcome to the programmes. I thought it might be a good idea to say how the two programmes relate to each other. From the first study day, you won’t see much difference. Everyone does the same thing at the same level. This means that both programmes follow the first course (ACAD 1286 Learning, Teaching and Assessing). Each has its own portfolio course (1288/9 or 1388). The key difference is what happens from January. PGCert participants follow another course whilst ALTHE people complete a portfolio with the option completing their studies and having the ALTHE as their stepping off point or of taking the second major course and topping up the portfolio for a PGCert in the following year. This ‘end in itself’ or two year PGCert may suit for a number of reasons:

  • Colleagues come with extensive experience and professional qualifications but no bachelors
  • Colleagues may be completing a PhD and starting a new job so need to spread the study
  • Colleagues may have a principal role that does not involve teaching: eg. Technical support or librarianship
  • Colleagues may have limited teaching or limited teaching at level 4 or above: e.g. some health professionals, those working in HE in FE

All the very best to all of you in your studies