The PGCertHE is a practice-based programme and is aimed at early career academics, including assistant professors, LSE fellows, assistant professorial lecturers and other colleagues who have substantive responsibilities for student learning. The PGCertHE is a requirement for newly appointed assistant professors unless they hold an equivalent qualification from another university. The programme needs to be completed before your interim review. Any exceptions from this requirement are usually negotiated at the time of appointment. If you are unsure as to whether you need to complete the programme, check your letter of appointment (under the heading 'Teaching').
Once you have enrolled on the programme it is possible to apply for accreditation of previous learning (APL). Details of how to complete this process, including the evidence you will need to provide, are available from the programme handbook. If you have over three years teaching experience before joining the School and/or have completed accredited relevant professional development you may be exempt from completing certain modules.
It is possible to apply for accreditation of previous learning (APL). If you have over three years teaching experience before joining the School and/or have completed accredited relevant professional development, you may be exempt from completing certain modules.
If you would like details of how to apply for APL , please indicate this on the registration form.
You are eligible to join the TC503 programme if you:
- can attend at least 20 hours of PGCertHE sessions. Please note: the completion of the PoTHE programme (TC501) counts for 10 hours towards this total.
- can be observed teaching at LSE and
- have at least 20 hours of scheduled teaching during the year of enrolment (not including preparation time or office hours).