PG Certificate

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Management Education (PG Cert) has been designed for individuals with professional experience in management who want to transition into (HE) teaching. It is a distanced learning programme suited for professionals in full-time employment and it is the first programme of its kind in the UK to offer a credit bearing qualification.

The first cohort started in January 2018 and completed the PG Cert in July 2018. Two students were successful in securing lecturing positions in FE and HE immediately after finishing the PG Cert.






Student Richard Williams, Former Group Managing Director at Mott MacDonald (UK), describes his experience as follows: “I have been pleasantly surprised  with how wide and interesting the syllabus for the PG Cert in Management Education has been. The on-line approach has provided great flexibility which allows me to choose when I study to fit in with my busy daily schedule.”






Na Khan, Marketing Manager (China) and currently on maternity leave says: “My first online education experience through the Centre of Management Learning at University of Surrey was a pleasant surprise. The course was well designed with up to date research, the study journey is something I would say extraordinary that I was encouraged to delve deeper with full support from a personal learning coach all the way through. I highly recommend this programme to any business professionals in China and globally who aspire to be an educator in tertiary teaching.”






Tom Cairns, Director SalesTechnique (UK) shares his experience: “I joined this course and program because it has been designed for individuals with professional experience in management who want to transition into teaching. Having completed module 1 ‘Introduction to Management Education’ I can say that the experience so far has been very positive. The module content is good and is provided adequately online through the Surrey University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  I was allocated a personal learning advisor to guide me through the programme and its assessments. The coach has proved invaluable both to guide me through the VLE and to help understand subject matter content and requirements for assessment. This combination of online learning with regular personal coaching has been most essential and appreciated”. 






Philip Chandler, Group Human Resources Manager at Armstrong Group of Companies (Barbados) emphasises the benefits of the course on his learning: “The Post Graduate Certificate – Management Education at the University of Surrey is a well structured and innovative programme that combines academic rigor with an outstanding technological platform to deliver this course.  A highly capable and supportive team anticipates the needs of each busy practitioners.   Weekly personal learning coaching sessions and webinars replaces geographical distance and the feeling of being on your own within a welcoming and encouraging learning environment.  A flexible and highly relevant learning experience is advanced by a remarkable blended learning approach – which makes this programme an outstanding world-class product”.

For further information listen to Programme Director, Dr Christine Rivers, or follow the link to the university website.


If you would like to apply for the PG Cert in Management Education please send an email to