Enhanced Educational Practice

University of the West of Scotland


Off campus


The programme is ideally suited to people working within education and lifelong learning or working in the wider childcare, healthcare and social work sectors. It is aligned with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) Standard for Career-long Professional Learning and teachers can use modules studied as part of this course towards their GTCS professional updating portfolio. It is practice-based and students are required to have on-going access to opportunities within their professional context, to reflect upon and inquire into practice, throughout the duration of the course.

The course will broaden and enhance your understanding of important concepts, theories and debates in education, and encourage you to think critically about these matters. It will also enable you to reflect on your own professional practice in a more informed way, and will foster critical awareness of educational methodology to enable you to evaluate the methods used in educational research, and apply critical awareness within your own research.

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Enhanced Educational Practice

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Enhanced Educational Practice

The Masters phase comprises a dissertation in consultation with the course leader.

Entry Requirements

A teaching qualification or other relevant professional qualification, such as training and development and ongoing practical experience of working in an educational or training setting.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

Up to 4 years


School of Education and Social Sciences



SCQF Level