Professional Certificate (PCert)

Teaching for Researchers

Key Facts

Next intake: 10 Apr 2023


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Duration and Delivery: 4-week (Online) 


Workload: 3-4 hours per week


Entry requirements: This course is for anyone without any prior knowledge of teaching or education. You must have good English language skills.


Fees: £129 (UK and International)



Elisa Hampson



Are you looking for a career in academia? Do you want to gain experience and training in course design and assessment? This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you with the knowledge of teaching in Higher Education. It will provide you with the skills to teach and design courses using the latest learning technologies. You’ll also learn about learning principles and teaching approaches.


In the first two modules, you’ll develop your core teaching and educational skills including teaching and education in Higher Education and designing a course. 


In the last two modules, you will learn about the latest teaching and learning tools and how your design your own blended-learning course in Higher Education. You will also have the opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to design a course for your final project. This will give you the opportunity to develop your skills further in learning and teaching in Higher Education.


Course Content


The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


Module 1: Teaching and education

You will learn about the key issues that surround Higher Education teaching, including teaching and learning principles and approaches, higher education standards, and innovation in teaching.


Module 2: Designing a course

You will learn to design a course syllabus and what does it need to include? The core principles of course design and the importance of assessment.


Module 3: Digital learning technologies

Explore the digital learning tools and learn to engage students online. What are the learning management platforms? What is blended learning? What do you need to design a blended-learning course?


Module 4: Final project (Course designing)

Apply your knowledge of teaching and course design in a project of designing your own course.


Fees and Funding


UK and International: £129 (total including electronic certificate)


Entry Requirements


A background in science and research is recommended. This course is for anyone without any prior knowledge of teaching or education. The course is designed for all levels of researchers and students (undergraduate, Master's students, PhDs, and Post-docs). All our PCert courses are taught in English. You must have good English language skills.


Career Opportunities


This course is designed to aid professional development in the field of teaching in Higher Education, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction.


Taught By


CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from multiple universities).

May include additional material by our partners


How To Apply


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