The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) programme is a master’s level teaching qualification for staff at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.


It is designed to support staff with teaching responsibilities to be effective teachers. The course provides a practical and theoretical grounding in learning and teaching in higher education and emphasises the links between conceptual frameworks and teaching practice. The PGCHE aims to encourage participants to develop a scholarly, reflective inquiry base to inform teaching and its development.


University requirement

As part of its commitment to maintaining the highest academic standards in teaching and learning, the University of Nottingham Ningbo China expects all newly appointed or promoted teaching-related staff to complete a required number of credits of the PGCHE. 


PGCHE structure

The PGCHE course is a 60-credit qualification and comprises three 20-credit modules. 


Module 1. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


Module 2. Curriculum Design and Assessment in Higher Education


Module 3. Educational Inquiry Project (TBC)

The PGCHE programme has been accredited by Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy, HEA), which means the programme is recognised within and outside the university. It also means that you have the opportunity to become an Associate Fellow and Fellow depending on how many credits you complete as explained below.

  • If you complete 20 PGCHE credits, you will gain automatic recognition as an Associate Fellow of the Advance HE
  • If you complete 40 PGCHE credits, you will gain automatic recognition as a Fellow of the HEA 

Please find more course details from our Moodle page.


PGCHE team