Programme modules are required face-to-face postgraduate seminar and workshop sessions, which require advance reading and preparation, as well as self-study outside the seminar sessions.
Some assigned group activities and self-directed activities must be completed outside seminar sessions.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Most participants start with the postgraduate certificate and begin with the required module, which starts in October, and an options module, which can start between February and April, meaning that they would likely finish the Postgraduate Certificate in about 12 months.
The postgraduate certificate is 60 credits, which generally corresponds to about 600 hours of work. That breaks down typically to about 60 hours of postgraduate seminar sessions (at which attendance is mandatory; generally these are study days which are spread over the academic year), and a further estimated 540 hours consisting of self-study, assigned group activities, reading, consolidating learning from previous study days, and preparation for and writing of assessments.
The most challenging thing for most people is that they find it difficult to balance work and postgraduate study. It is an academically rigorous course, but people who are currently on the course and have finished the course have rated it very highly and feel that their teaching practice has improved as a result of the course. You are required to have an educational component to your role as part of this course, that is, that you have some ongoing opportunities to teach, so that you can meaningfully put the ideas in the programme to use on a regular basis (and bring your experience as a teacher into your learning and your participation on the programme).