A Critical Perspective on 21st Century Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Join this course if you currently have a teaching qualification and are seeking further training.

  • Education
  • 12 Weeks Weeks
  • Start Thursday 11th January

About this Micro-Credential

This Micro-Credential has been developed to give Masters level students the opportunity to investigate the three core elements any teacher must work on throughout their teaching career: teaching, learning and assessment.  The ability to question current practices and their effectiveness is central to practitioners maintaining an updated and constantly evolving level of professionalism.
Students will explore how pupils learn, models such as Bruner’s Spiral Curriculum and Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development and other influential theories of learning and their applicability in constructing learning.  The Micro-Credential will bring current debates and research on 21st Century teaching, learning and assessment as well as personal experiences as practitioners to support decisions that need to be made in future-facing education institutions.
School of Education


Apply for this Micro-Credential. Applications close Wednesday 20th December 2023.
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Micro-Credential start: Thursday 11th January 2024
Classes will take place:
  • Thursday: 4:30pm – 8:30pm


The total cost for this micro-credential is £905.00

Entry Profile

Typically candidates will have:
  • An undergraduate degree*;
  • Prior knowledge about teaching, learning and assessment in the field of education*;
  • At least a good level of secondary school Maths and English (GCSE, Grade C, Grade 5, or equivalent).
  • Proven ICT skills in word-processing, database management, email and Internet are a requirement. Students must also be able to communicate their ideas effectively in writing, in discussions and media presentations.
If English is not the student’s first language they must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of English language skills:
  • IELTS: 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 17
*The ethos of micro-credentials is to open a pathway for any individual who wishes to take on new learning and, in this spirit, applications will be reviewed on a case-by case basis where candidates may not precisely meet the stated entry requirements.

QAA Global Accreditation

The University is delighted to have achieved global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s independent quality body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education.

“In achieving QAA’s global accreditation, the University has displayed its compatibility with international best practice.”

Vicki Scott, UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Chief Executive.