The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) is a 60 credit Masters level programme which is 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 (see eligibility criteria). The programme provides an exploration of the underpinning pedagogy of teaching and learning, and support for the practical aspects of developing academic practice.
The programme is aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). As a result you will be eligible to become a Fellow of the HEA once you have successfully completed the full programme. The university has a Teaching Qualifications and Recognition Policy.