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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is designed for Cambridge staff and takes an enquiry-based approach to exploring challenges in teaching and learning in higher education in Cambridge and beyond, as identified by its participants. The course is delivered in collaboration between the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning and is accredited by Advance HE at Descriptor 2 (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy / FHEA).


Teaching & Assessment


The course is structured around three units and includes plenary day-long workshops, defined periods of online study through the VLE, individual tutorials and small-group peer learning communities. All participants design a proposal for a research-informed evaluation of practice, which provides an opportunity to integrate learning and practice during the programme. It is expected that participants attend all day-schools, as well as participate fully in online learning through the course VLE and in termly individual tutorials and peer-learning communities. A significant amount of independent study is also required.

Teaching dates

  • VLE opens: Wed 14 Aug 2024
  • Day School 1: Wed 11 September 2024 (2.00-5.00)
  • Day School 2: Wed 2 October 2024 (10.00-4.00)
  • Day School 3: Wed 15 January 2025 (10.00-4.00)
  • Day School 4: Wed 23 April 2025 (10.00-4.00)
  • Day School 5: Wed 9 July 2025 (10.00-4.00)


You will submit three assignments for formative assessment You will receive formative feedback from your tutor and will be supported in developing and acting on collegial formative feedback through your peer-learning community. The course is summatively assessed through a portfolio which you will develop from your formatively assessed drafts. 

  • Portfolio (summative assessment) submission date: Mon 29 Sept 2025

Course dates

14 Aug 2024 to 29 Sep 2025

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

17 May 2024

Course director


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Student Services Centre
Bene't Street
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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