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Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP)

Develop your global academic practice through a professional postgraduate qualification and Fellowship (FHEA), which are both internationally recognised.

A world first in online education 

Developed as part of a unique collaboration with the University of Liverpool, this programme is designed to improve your ability to support learning within higher education. 

It is the first programme to be delivered solely online, with graduates automatically receiving academic qualification, and global professional recognition of your commitment to teaching and learning in higher education and entitlement to use post-nominal letters: FHEA.

Programme overview 

Active learning plays a fundamental part within the programme structure, as a way of demonstrating your understanding of educational concepts and your ability to apply pedagogical theory from varied global perspectives to the classroom. You will be encouraged to utilise international educational frameworks in order to design lessons, set assignments and decide on learning outcomes which can be applied to an international global teaching space. The programme is aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF).

Study mode: Online and part-time

Qualification: Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP) and Fellowship (FHEA)

Programme start: April, June, August and October 2021

What will I study?

This programme consists of the following modules. Participants are required to complete 60 credits to achieve the full award.

  • Contemporary Approaches to Learning and Teaching (15 credits)
  • Alternative Approaches to Supporting Learning (15 credits) 
  • Enhancing Teaching and Learning (15 credits) 
  • Extending your HE Career in a Global Context (15 credits)

The global emphasis of this programme will be particularly helpful to those with an interest in transnational education and in developing skills to work with international participants and faculty.

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