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.
Admissions for April 2022 are now open. Please note our mode of delivery has changed for this cohort.
For the April 2022 cohort all study days are delivered online via webinars. October 2022 is planned as face to face study day delivery.
Programme duration: 12 months
Programme mode: Self-directed, blended, part-time, work based learning – choose delivery by cohort.
Entry requirements: Applicants may be accepted without an UG degree. Please see details below.
Programme fee: £2,948 for 2021/22
Next intake start: April 2022 – online only delivery
Application closing date: Around six weeks prior to the start date or when the cohort is full.
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
PgCert students, past and present, share their experiences.
Structure and assessment
Cohorts and study days
How to apply
PgCert graduates at the AUA Annual Conference
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the PgCert. My experience on the course has not only helped me to expand my knowledge of policy and debate in the sector, but it has led to an increase in my confidence, ability to reflect on my skills and experiences in order to improve my performance, and it has helped me to get a promotion in a new team at my organisation.
Enrolling on the PgCert has been one of the best decisions I have made with regards to my professional development. The critical reflection skills that I have gained through this programme has enabled me to identify my professional strengths and weaknesses and allowed me the space to work on my weaknesses and enhance my strengths.
After completing the course I was able to express my opinions in the workplace with revived confidence and I am mindfully aware of when I am using critical thinking in my role and continuing professional development.
I have learnt so much about myself, my professional practice and the HE sector. I feel a huge sense of personal pride to have graduated with a PgCert.
On successful completion of the PgCert programme you are eligible to progress your academic study with Nottingham Business School’s PgDip and MSc in HE administration, management and leadership courses. For further information visit NTU’s website (and scroll to the ‘Professional’ tab) or contact NTU’s Executive Education and Corporate Relations Team on +44 (0)115 848 8139, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)