Search magnifier
Planning to study with us in 2018?


Focusing on Leading Research and Maximising the Impact of Research in Schools

This certificate is designed to support individuals, schools, multi academy chains or local authorities who are involved with leading on or participating in school-based research.

From September 2018, alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.

Read More

Course content

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 relevant research and skills necessary to Lead research and maximise the impact of research in schools.

Within this certificate we will focus on the use of evidence to improve teaching practice, professional learning communities and the 2016 National Standards for Continuing Professional Development.

Successful students will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice worth 60 level 7 Masters credits, which can act as a springboard for further Masters study.

Please note that the exit award for this programme will read: Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice: Workplace Learning Development

Start Dates

7 February 2018



Contact us

Dr Sue Bentham, Coordinator of Masters Provision in Education

01243 812045

Our facilities

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.

Teaching and assessment

Session dates Time Venue

Tuesday 13 February

5.30 - 7.30pm Bishop Otter campus

Saturday 24 March

10.00am - 4.00pm Bognor Regis campus

Wednesday 18 April

5.30 - 7.30pm Bishop Otter campus

Tuesday 12 June

5.30 - 7.30pm Bishop Otter campus

Tuesday 11 September

5.30 - 7.30pm Bishop Otter campus

Tuesday 30 October

5.30 - 7.30pm Bishop Otter campus

Tuesday 20 November

5.30 - 7.30pm  Bishop Otter campus

Please note:  These dates are based on a minimum of ten students. 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

Include Additional Costs: