The Certificate of Learning and Teaching (CILT) is an accredited qualification leading to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. It is a two-module introduction to the knowledge, skills and principles required to be an effective teacher. CILT covers the theories, principles and techniques of learning and teaching in higher education. Participants will also explore learning and teaching practice within their own disciplinary and institutional contexts. The course combines workshops, independent study and work-based activity such as teaching observation.
As a 30-credit course, CILT takes 300 hours to complete. This is made up of teaching sessions, preparation and reading, and completion of the assessments.
To qualify for the programme you will be expected to teach at least at FHEQ level 4 (year 1 undergraduate) (or equivalent), and to have planned teaching of at least ten hours during the course. CILT is open to anyone who teaching or supporting the learning of QMUL students including PhD students who teach, professional services staff, clinicians who teach and academics.
"I have learnt many new teaching methods that I plan to use in future to enhance student engagement and critical thinking."
"The way that teaching is set up on the module clearly demonstrates the good practice that the module teaches about, e.g. active learning; use of flipped classroom."
Admissions are now open for September 2023 start, please see How to Apply.
The overall aim of the programme is to help staff develop and enhance as educators. Staff who take the programme will be able to complete observations and practice education skills, and will learn about a variety of teaching methods and theories of learning.
The programme aims to support QMUL’s strategic priorities for its education provision in Strategy 2030 by equipping staff with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will make them confident, effective and inclusive practitioners in their role. The programme acknowledges and supports the needs of the different disciplines, Schools and professional services at QMUL, and our diverse student population. The programme aims to:
• Support QMUL strategic priorities for its education provision in line with Strategy 2030
• Equip staff new to teaching and supporting learning with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will make them confident and effective practitioners in their role
• Provide a means for new educators to enhance their practice through building on their knowledge, skills and attitudes for effective practice, as identified in the UK Professional Standards Framework
Participants who successfully complete the programme will be able to:
There are four summative assessments on CILT, all coursework: one is a presentation, while three are written. All four assessments are aligned to Descriptor 1 of the UK Professional Standards Framework. Please see the Taught Programmes Handbook for the full criteria.
ADP7116 / ADP7216 (DL): Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (15 credits)
ADP7117 / ADP7217 (DL): Learning and Teaching in the Disciplines (15 credits)
Module are currently delivered online, but will include optional in-person activities.