PGCert in Heritage Skills for Community

This exciting PGCert in Heritage Skills for Community course offers you four modules with an excellent combination of theory and practical learning experiences. This course is a great option for students looking for a flexible course that offers career progression whilst balancing work and family commitments. It can be completed full or part-time for UK national students and full-time only for international students.

This course provides all the information and skills required to effectively start a new career in the cultural heritage industry. It is also suitable for people already working in the industry who wish to equip themselves with knowledge and experience to further their career path in an increasingly popular and lucrative sector. The programme covers funding application, budgeting and project planning, curation practices and as well as providing various site-visits (case study) opportunity for a range of cultural heritage activities. The key characteristics of this programme are theory and action learning and building your work portfolio, enhancing your employability skills. Intensive training for special groups or educational delegations can also be arranged.

We are doing everything we can to ensure that you continue to receive a great learning experience with us in October. We aim to provide you with lots of support to achieve your potential throughout your learning whether you are with us online and/or in person. Students will work with both academic and practical sources, with teaching and learning activities delivered through a mixture of live and on-demand tasks. Coursework is completed both independently and as a group.

This course welcomes graduates from a variety of disciplines from the UK and worldwide. It is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. Students will receive the award of PGCert in Heritage Skills for Community (60 credits achieved). Students who complete the PGCert in Heritage Skills for Community can also progress to complete the PGDip or MA in Chinese Cultural Heritage Management. Students who wish to pursue this route will need to rescind their PGCert certification to be awarded with a PGDip in Chinese Cultural Heritage Management (120 credits achieved). 

  • Credits: 60
  • Start Date: 4th October 2021
  • Method of Delivery: Full-time (FT) or part-time (PT)
  • Course Length: 6 month (FT) or 1 year (PT)
  • Fees for UK national students:£3,000 (FT) and £2,000 per year (PT)
  • Fees for international students (EU)£3,200 (FT)
  • Fees for International students:£5000 (FT)

Why choose this programme?

Unique Focus in London


This specialist programme explores the unique and practical sector of Chinese Cultural Heritage Management within the content of the creative and cultural industries. You will, therefore, learn how to apply western management techniques in the area of Chinese Heritage and how the UK runs its creative and cultural industries. Being based in London also allows you access to the leading arts and cultural organisations, including galleries, museums, heritage sites and theatres that have given London its premier status as the world’s cultural capital.

Highly experienced lecturers

You will be taught by lecturers who combine academic expertise with active research interests or industry experience at managerial and executive level. You will also benefit from guest lectures by industry experts from the South Bank Centre, British Museum, British Library and London Metropolitan Archives. You will also gain training opportunities in these world-class museums and heritage organisations in Britain.

Industrial Placement

The degree has been designed in collaboration with cultural heritage industry leaders to ensure that it is, and will continue to be, relevant to industry needs. Your placement is designed to give valuable practical work experience in the sector and a practical understanding of how heritage and cultural organisations are run and managed as a business entity.

Practical Learning

The learning style is to be taught in small group seminars and workshops, where the emphasis is on interaction and activity-based learning including class visits and talks by industry professionals. You will also develop both theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for a successful career in the heritage and cultural professions.