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Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)

Middlesex University Dubai is pleased to offer higher education professionals the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised teaching qualification via its Post Graduate 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. It is designed within the UK Higher Education Authority (HEA) Professional Standards Framework (PSF) and those who complete the programme are able to become Fellows of the HEA. The PGCHE is aimed at faculty currently teaching in higher education in the UAE at both undergraduate and postgraduate level who require, or would like, an internationally recognized teaching qualification.

The Middlesex PGCHE programme

This is a 60-credit postgraduate programme which is run part-time over 1 year. There are 3 modules which involve a mix of compulsory face to-face and online teaching sessions. It is a professional programme which involves practical teaching assessments and the development of a reflective portfolio.

This programme is only available for the January intake.

Module Assessment Dates
LED4001: Introduction to teaching and learning in higher education(15 credits) Portfolio1 x peer observation1 x tutor observation (formative) January – April 2014
LED4002: Supporting learning in higher education(15 credits) Conference presentation1 x peer observation1 x tutor observation (formative) April – July 2014
LED4003: Theory into practice(30 credits) Practice project report (3,500 words)1 x tutor observation (summative) Sept – Dec  2014

Teaching sessions will be held on Saturdays during term times. The first Saturday for each module will be a full teaching day, and there the remaining Saturdays will be half-days. In each module there will be at least 4 half-day teaching sessions which will be held fortnightly. In addition, there will be online teaching sessions.


Teaching and assessment

All teaching is conducted by Dubai-based faculty. Assessment is marked in Dubai and moderated in London. Assessment for each module is through the School of Health and Education Assessment Board in London, which includes external examination.

The PGCHE is be awarded by Middlesex University, London, UK.


Participant requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Must be proficient in English language (e.g. minimum IELTS band 7)
  • Should be currently teaching
  • Must be able to attend the compulsory Saturday teaching sessions
  • Must have permission from their institution to undertake the programme since the programme tutor will need to conduct teaching observations at the participant’s institution

To apply please click here .


Tuition Fee

The Cost for the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education is AED 25,000.