UNSW Sydney program

Foundations of University Learning and Teaching

Master the elements of teaching and learning in higher education with a flexible program of three online courses from UNSW Sydney.

  • Overview 3 courses + 1 assessment
  • Duration 10 weeks
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Develop your skills in teaching and knowledge about learning in higher education with a flexible program of online courses from UNSW

The Foundations of University Learning and Teaching program is comprised of three professional development courses designed for practising teachers and other educational professionals concerned with enhancing learning and teaching in higher education.

You’ll explore effective teaching, educational design, assessment and evaluation to improve learning and teaching.

The aim of the program is to develop and strengthen your knowledge and skills to improve your practice and ability to deliver effective learning experiences.

Accessible for free on your desktop, or tablet and delivered in bite-sized chunks, the courses provide a flexible way to fit learning into a busy life. And as you progress, you’ll be encouraged to try things out; actively reflect on what you discover, and share your experience in discussions.

When you complete all three courses, upgrade and qualify for a Certificate of Achievement for each, and submit and pass an ePortfolio assessment, you will earn a FutureLearn Award as evidence of your continuing professional development (CPD).

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When you complete all courses, upgrade and earn a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will receive a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study and deeper subject knowledge.

9 weeks recommended learning
1 week assessment course
$252 USD (course costs)
£1,035 GBP (assessment cost)
3 courses + 1 assessment
a FutureLearn Award

How does our pricing work?

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$252 USD - Course Upgrades
£1,035 GBP - Final Assessment

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get ongoing access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus hundreds of other short courses and tests.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout your subscription time and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited subscription time so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $27.99/month. Find out more about Unlimited.

What is the final assessment?

The final assessment is designed to rigorously test your understanding of the subject. This test is marked by experts and enables you to demonstrate your learning to yourself and to employers.

The assessment is summative and may include a multiple-choice test, or tutor-marked assignment.

Passing the final assessment unlocks the academic or professional recognition associated with completing an entire FutureLearn program, plus a FutureLearn Award.

To be eligible for the final assessment, you must upgrade on each individual course or buy Unlimited and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program. The final assessment must be purchased separately.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Learn with experts in learning and teaching

The Foundations of University Learning and Teaching program has been developed by UNSW and provides professional development activities and resources for developing learning and teaching in higher education.

The team you will be learning with come from a wide range of backgrounds covering learning and teaching, assessment and evaluation.

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