Teaching qualifications and HEA recognition

These pages provide Plymouth University teaching staff with information on opportunities for attaining a qualification or recognition for Teaching and Learning in higher education. All of these routes are accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and mapped against the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), making them transferable to any other UK institution. We also run a one-day, non-accredited workshop for absolute beginners entitled Supporting Assessment, Learning and Teaching (SALT). Find out more at SALT.

The University seeks to ensure that all staff engaged in teaching activities at Plymouth are professionally qualified. As a result, our staff meet expected professional standards, contributing fully to the University’s enterprise mission. The University of Plymouth has a Teaching Qualifications and Recognition Policy.

Find out more about the Higher Education Academy and UKPSF.

Many of the modules offered on the PGCAP can also be taken as stand-alone professional development (PDAP) courses delivered at masters level. Current topics on offer include:

  • employability and enterprise
  • internationalisation
  • learning development, learning difference
  • personal tutoring
  • research managment
  • sustainability education
  • teaching statistical literacy
  • technology enhanced learning.

PGCAP tutors