The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) is a 60 credit masters level programme primarily designed for academic staff engaged in professional and academic practices including: teaching, learning, assessment, research, and professional development within the higher education context. The PGCAP is also open to other staff who are able to demonstrate that they engage in these activities. The programme provides an exploration of the underpinning pedagogy of teaching, learning, and assessment, and approaches to research. It also offers support for developing practical aspects of academic practice.
The programme is aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and the Vitae Research Development Framework (RDF). Participants who successfully complete the full PGCAP programme will meet UKPSF Descriptor 2 (D2) and the Vitae framework, and gain an internationally recognised PGCAP qualification to teach in higher education.
Read the most recent Teaching Qualifications and Recognition Policy.