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Postgraduate Certification in Professional Practice: Growth Mindsets

The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice, worth 60 Level 7 Masters Credits (one third of a Masters Degree), has been designed for individuals or groups of students who wish to develop their professional expertise by undertaking and reflecting upon small scale research with the workplace setting.

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Course content

This certificate is specifically designed to support individuals, schools or local authorities who are interested in working on programmes or professional learning activities geared to promoting Growth Mindsets. 

The PGCiPP offers individuals, individual schools or groups of schools the opportunity to investigate, by means of practitioner research, a bespoke school-based focus.  The focus of this PGCiPP is to explore the research and evidence base surrounding mindsets in order to foster a growth mindset culture within your classroom, work environment or school.

Participants will be asked to engage in their own action research focused on developing practical strategies for creating growth mindsets, identifying and overcoming barriers that could hinder the development of growth mindsets and finally evaluating the impact of such work.

Delivery takes the form of taught and facilitated sessions over an 8 month period commencing Tuesday 3rd October 2017.  Each session will focus on a different aspect of the underpinning research and practical strategies related to growth mindset theories. 



Our facilities

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During your time with us you will have the opportunity to study by Distance Learning, accessing resources from our Moodle (VLE) platform, from which you will be supported by a dedicated tutor team based at our Bognor Regis campus.

The University resources provide the best facilities available for your study.  We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. 

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas. 

We use an electronic learning environment with a continually expanding portfolio of online library resources that are available from anywhere at any time.

Our Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus and hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors. 

Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, a coffee lounge and over 80 open access work stations. 

An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

The campus offers purpose built classrooms, as well as lecture and seminar rooms.

Where this can take you

Successful students will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice, which can act as a springboard for further Masters study.

Indicative modules

Teaching and assessment

Delivery takes the form of taught and facilitated sessions plus 1-2-1 input arranged at approximately month-6 weekly intervals over the academic year.  The first session will be held on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.  

Sessions will be held at both our Bognor Regis and Chichester campus.

If there are less than ten students enrolled on the PGCiPP (Growth Mindset) the following conditions will apply:

For individual applicants up to eight hours tutorial support is available, which may include face to face meetings and reviews of drafts. 

For small groups of students who are undertaking similar projects, the tutor will negotiate group tutorials which will be complemented by up to 4 hours of individual support. 

Tutorials will focus upon the substantive topic, facilitating discussion of ideas, research sources and references, theoretical models, policy implications etc. 

The delivery of this module will benefit from the use of electronic message board facilities to assist communication between students.

Additional Costs

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Contact us

For further information, please contact:
01243 812045