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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


This 12-month course is open to Cambridge teaching staff with a minimum of three years' experience of teaching in higher education. Current and recent participants teach / support the learning of Cambridge students across the full range of disciplines; they include readers, senior lecturers, college teaching officers, librarians, educational technologists and research fellows.

You will develop enquiry-based approaches to engaging with educational challenges and contributing to improvements in the education of students at Cambridge and at tertiary level more broadly. In particular, you will:

  • develop your understanding of how students learn;
  • extend your repertoire of teaching, learning and assessment methods;
  • develop a cogent personal philosophy of education drawing on understanding, use and critical awareness of educational research methods and reflective practice.


Recent participants said:

"The course is cleverly shaped to the Cambridge context: very conscious of local specificity but still open to the way we could learn from other influences."

"I gained much more from the certificate course than I ever thought I would. I'm confident that it will help my career in the future too."

Read more here about Taking the PGCTLHE.


Participating fully in the PGCTLHE involves preparing for and participating in five day schools, developmental exercises organised with peers taking the programme, and preparing a 10-15,000-word portfolio. You are likely to dedicate between 30 and 40 days over the course of the year; the schedule is structured flexibly to accommodate the commitments of participants.

The PGCTLHE is offered by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning. This Master's-level course is equivalent to 60 credits at FHEQ Level 7. Up to 20 places are available for 2020-21; please note that the course is not open to PhD students. There is no course fee.


Applications for 2020-21

Applications for the PGCTLHE 2020-21 are now closed.

Interviews will be held during the first week of June.

More information about the programme is available on the Institute for Continuing Education's course page.


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