Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Aims

Aims of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

Aims

  • To  introduce course participants to significant issues in relation to academic practice at a research-intensive institution
  • To provide the opportunity for participants to develop their academic practice in line with the vision set out in the UK Professional Standards Framework. (UKPSF).  

The programme combines reference to theory and educational literature with practical application and makes use of a wide variety of teaching and assessment strategies to demonstrate good practice.  Drawing on the UKPSF, as well as current research within the field of academic practice in higher education, the programme will provide participants with the conceptual and theoretical frameworks needed to engage reflectively and critically with the question of how to promote high quality student learning within research-intensive settings.

The Programme has been designed in accordance with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 11.

Related links

UK Professional Standards Framework (External website, Higher Education Academy)