The LTHE course is designed for postgraduates who are teaching in the University of Dundee, with a particular focus on blended learning.

Completion of this course is a mandatory requirement for all postgraduates who teach (PGWT) at the University of Dundee.

The course articulates with the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education [PGCAPHE), a continuing professional development (CPD) course in academic practice.

Course Registration AY 2020-21

Registration is now closed for this year. It will run again in AY 2021-22.

Who can participate?

This short course is aimed at postgraduate students who teach (PGWT), but is also open to all part-time tutors who teach.

Course outcomes

We will issue a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course content. The course will be online for AY 2020-21 and is supported by online materials from the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PGCAPHE) programme. It can provide a starting point for PGWT who are considering engaging with the Associate Module of the PGCAPHE. Completion of this can lead on to gaining Associate Fellow status with the Advance HE

Peer observation of teaching has just been introduced to the course. Participants will undergo a teaching observation (online or face-to-face depending on current guidelines) by a member of the ASC team or an ASC associate to provide valuable feedback on their teaching.

Reasons to engage

  • Comply with mandatory element for PGWT
  • Develop personal learning and teaching skills
  • Gain certification
  • Keep up to date with current thinking and practice in HE


The course comprises content aimed at the following topics:

  • Introduction to teaching
  • Planning your teaching and supporting your students
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Teaching masterclass
  • Reflection and next steps


Attendee quotes

Our facilitator created an inclusive and friendly atmosphere in which to share feedback about recent teaching experiences. This exchange was very productive.

I got valuable information on some of the factors to consider when assessing students. In addition I also got the information that it is linked to the associate fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, which [I’m] interested in.


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