Short Courses

The Certificate of Education (CertHE)

If you’re looking for a part-time route to study, then the CertHE might be perfect for you.

The Cert HE is a flexible, part-time study programme which enables students to earn a nationally recognised university qualification in certain subjects depending on what they like and what their career aspirations are for the future.

Students can choose from Art and Design, Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM subjects – there’s lots of variety and interesting topics.

We’ve created a handy top 10 reasons to choose the CertHE:

  1. The University of Edinburgh is consistently one of the best 50 universities in the world. We're ranked 15th in the most recent QS World University Rankings.
  2. To gain a nationally recognised award without the need for any previous qualifications.
  3. To build your study skills giving you a solid foundation for further study and practice.
  4. The course is tailored to the specific needs of adult learners on a part-time basis.
  5. To develop your knowledge and skills of argument, creativity and concepts.
  6. To enhance your employability and career prospects.
  7. You will be taught by University of Edinburgh staff who are leaders in their relevant academic’s fields of study.
  8. You will be a fully enrolled student at the University of Edinburgh. You will have access to all of the University’s academic, support, social and sporting facilities.
  9. Throughout the programme you will receive dedicated one-to-one and group support from your personal tutor.
  10. You will have the opportunity to meet students and make friends!

Applications close on Monday 29th August at 5pm.

Read more about the entry requirements here >