Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) is an in-service programme designed to support the educational and professional development of university staff. The programme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy. It is aimed at the range of colleagues who have teaching and learning support responsibilities, including module or programme design and development.

PGCAP programme list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Dates for PGCAP modules during 2015-16

For colleagues commencing PGCAP in 2015-16:

Module 1: Developing Educational Practice in HE (DEP)

For colleagues continuing onto module 2 of PGCAP in 2015-16, having completed Module 1 in a previous academic year.

Module 2: Curriculum Design and Development (CDD)

Registrations for PGCAP 2015-16

Module 1: Developing Educational Practice in HE (DEP)

Registrations for Module 1 of PGCAP 2015-16 are now closed.

If you would like to join the programme next year, please contact OED to make an enquiry:

Module 2: Curriculum Design and Development(CDD)

Registrations close on 20th November 2015

Module commences 8th December 2015

Current PGCAP participants (i.e. where module one was completed in 2014-15) will be notified directly to enquire about your intention to continue to Module 2 of the programme. Other colleagues will need to contact OED to enquire about module availability and to register. In some instances you may be asked to complete a registration form.

*PLEASE NOTE PGCAP underwent a restructure in light of being reaccredited by the Higher Education Academy in Summer 2015. As a result, 2015-16 will be the final year that the CDD module runs. From 2016-17 it will be replaced by the Individual Curriculum Enquiry module (ICE), and a revised pathway will be available for those colleagues with 30 credits wishing to complete the full PGCAP award. See FAQs for further detail.

For further information please contact OED

Last updated 01/12/14 Jean Bennett