Work Based Tutoring By Distance Learning, Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


The Work Based Tutoring By Distance Learning course, delivered by Westminster, will provide background information on the historical and current theories of learning, learning styles, types of learner, teaching, training, preparation, motivation, delivery and assessment, feedback and reflective practice and the opportunity for candidates to apply these theories to their areas of practice. The course comprises of two 30 credit modules: Principles of Work-based Tutoring, in the first year of study and Reflective Practice of Work-Based Tutoring, in the second year of study.

Study is by blended learning, a combination of University attendance and online teaching. The course will start with a day-long orientation at the Cavendish Campus. The modules will be delivered predominantly by use of our virtual learning environment, allowing for flexible study.

This will be supplemented by two University half-day workshops per year in addition to workplace visits for the second module. On successful completion of each year of the course you will earn CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits from the University as approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). The course is also accredited by the Higher Education Authority.


The University of Westminster was founded as Britain's first polytechnic in 1838. Since then it has developed into a university that combines both metropolitan and cosmopolitan dimensions, and which is closely involved in business, professional and academic life within London, as well as overseas.

The University has always been, and continues to be, imaginative in recognising new needs and developing appropriate offerings for its many target markets. The University also has a strong and historic commitment to promoting equality and embracing diversity. As a place to work or to study, we strive to strengthen our reputation as a welcoming and inclusive organisation.

We are building the next generation of highly employable global citizens to shape the future.


We will shape the future of professional life by:

  • being a diverse, vibrant and inspirational learning environment;
  • establishing the University of Westminster as the leading practice-informed teaching and research university;
  • being a responsive, metropolitan and cosmopolitan university serving the needs of diverse communities;
  • embedding internationalisation, employability and green-thinking in all that we do;

Programme Structure

Core modules

Principles of Work- Based Tutoring
You will explore the role, function and purpose of further and higher education; the role of work-based tutors and mentors in further and higher education; theories of teaching, learning and assessment; facilitating student learning and improving student motivation to learn; reflective practice; effective engagement with administrative, interpersonal and tutorial roles; pro-active approaches to equal opportunities issues; inter-professional education.
Reflective Practice of Worked-based tutoring
This module consists of Work-based tutoring as an arena for enquiry; cycles of planning, teaching and reflecting on practice; teaching session observation; learning journals, continuing professional development resulting in the compilation of a teaching activity, enquiry and reflective practice portfolio.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Applicants admitted to the course will normally have training/teaching roles and would be expected to hold an Honours degree from a UK university or its equivalent. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in each element.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1225 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1225 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

684 - 830 GBP/month
Living Costs

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Externally funded scholarships

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