• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Education & Social Work
  • Study Mode: Part Time+Distance Learning

An online course offered in partnership with participating colleges, educational institutions and professional training organisations. Worth 60 SQCF credits at Level 11 (Masters) at postgraduate level or Level 9 at undergraduate level.

At University of Dundee, the TQFE course is delivered almost entirely online, allowing you to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments. Our virtual learning environment is open 24/7 and you are encouraged to complete the well-structured course at your own pace. As well as our highly accessible and attractive virtual learning environment, you will benefit from a range of social media and online conferencing tools.

The TQFE team is comprised of a group of academics, some of whom are also employed in the college sector. The course materials are kept fully up to date; our virtual learning environment gives us the agility to respond quickly to new developments in the field. Members of the team are engaged in research into a wide range of topics including educational uses of social media tools; adult learners and motivation; the design of online learning environments.

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What our students say





"I have found the TQFE to be by far the most useful professional development I have experienced in my career, as it has been the most focused on my behaviour and how I can have a more positive impact on my students' learning."  

TQFE Participant 2016








Our communications and tutoring system, TQFE-Tutor, won the prestigious University of Dundee's Honorary Graduates' Award for Innovative Teaching. The system incorporates a blog, email and a Twitter account, all badged 'TQFE-Tutor'.

The TQFE-Tutor system allows the team to guarantee that course participants receive a timely response to any enquiries/assignment submissions.

Who should study this course?

The course is designed for academic staff working in colleges and other educational institutions, who may be fairly new to teaching or who want to develop their existing teaching skills further. Course participants are often sponsored by their employers. The Scottish Government recommends that all college lecturers should complete TQFE within three years of appointment.