PgCert in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership
The AUA Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) is a self-directed, independent, work-based learning programme for higher education professionals working within UK higher education administration.
Our next intake is April 2021. Applications will re-open in November.
Please note due to the Covid 19 pandemic there will not be face to face events in 2020. Delivery of events in 2021 will be reviewed in line with government guidelines and restrictions.
Programme duration: 12 months
Programme mode: Self-directed, blended, part-time, work based learning
Entry requirements: Applicants may be accepted without an UG degree. Please see details below.
Programme fee: £2,835 for 2020/21
Next intake start: April 2021
The programme deepens and tests your knowledge and understanding of the HE sector whilst enhancing your skills as a reflective practitioner, incorporating the AUA values and CPD Framework of Professional Behaviours into your working life.
The programme aims
By embarking on the PgCert you are highlighting your commitment to your career in HE. I would recommend this course to anyone who wishes to push their career a step further.
Structure and assessment
Cohorts and study days
How to apply
Since enrolling in the PgCert, I have been able to apply knowledge to my practice and progress through two grade boundaries in the space of 12 months. I have found that analysis of the changing sector in the knowledge module and developing my critical reflection skills in the professional practice module has enabled me to identify my strengths and weaknesses and then use these to my advantage when completing my duties and standing out from my competitors during recruitment processes.
Stage 1 – PgCert in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership. Delivered by AUA in partnership with NTU
(60 level 7 credits)
Stage 2 – PgDip in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership
(60 level 7 credits, a cumulative total of 120 credits)
Stage 3 – MSc in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership
(60 level 7 credits, a cumulative total of 180 credits)