Taught course

Academic Practice

University of Gloucestershire · School of Education and Humanities

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Entry requirements

  • GSCE grade 4 (C) or above in maths and English
  • A good honours degree or similar professional qualification
  • A teaching role in higher education (of at least 40 hours' teaching over the duration of the course)

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your role in higher education in the company of others facing similar challenges. You’ll explore the latest teaching practices in higher education and how these are applicable in your own context.

The PGCAP will not ‘transmit’ a model of teaching that’s considered to be effective, but rather will actively support you to develop your own philosophical position and establish your own style that’s honed by the demands of the subject, the learning needs of your students and the constraints of the learning environment.

The course will also support you in developing your ability to reflect critically on your practice, drawing on theory as well as feedback from others, including your students. The emphasis of the course is on the ongoing development of your practice, and those successfully completing the PGCAP will be recognised as Higher Education Academy Fellows.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)3330 141414