Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Registration and fees

Who can attend the programme, how to register, information on fees and fee waivers.

Who can attend

The PgCAP is a part-time academic programme open to both University of Edinburgh staff and external students.  All those who participate must have current work-based learning opportunities in their employed roles that have a significant role in higher education within supporting learning, teaching or assessment.   The guideline you should consider is whether you have been doing this sort of role in higher education for at least 2 semesters during the last 3 years.

New academic staff at the University of Edinburgh

All new academic staff are expected and encouraged to participate in continuing professional development in teaching and support for learning.  The PgCAP is one option within the UoE CPD Framework for Learning and Teaching. 

CPD Framework for Learning and Teaching

Participation in the programme should be discussed in advance with line managers and during annual reviews.  

Experienced academic staff at the University of Edinburgh (those who have been in an academic role for more than 3 years)

Experienced academic staff may enrol in any individual option course or enrol in the full accredited programme.  Participation in the programme should be discussed in advance with line managers and during annual reviews.  

External students

An ‘external student’ for this programme is one who is not currently a doctoral student or member of University of Edinburgh Staff.

External students may apply for this programme; your application will be assessed based on your CV, academic profile and your current access to work-based learning reflective opportunities. The first stage is to contact the Programme Manager at:

Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice

Contact details

Currently registered doctoral students and early career research staff

Please refer to the paragraph at the top of the page ‘who can attend’. 

If you feel you meet this criteria, then you will be welcome on our PgCAP programme.

Those in tutor or demonstrator roles may also want to consider the Introduction to Academic Practice course as an alternative.

Introduction to Academic Practice

How to apply

** The cohort starting in December 2017 is currently full with a waiting list.**

A new course registration form will be available from 1 December 2017 for course registrations for 2018.

Fees

Students will be charged for courses on this programme at normal UoE course fees:

Fees for Programmes invoiced at course level

University of Edinburgh employees with teaching responsibilities, or those who play a significant role in supporting learning, teaching and assessment are eligible for a fees-waiver for this programme (i.e. courses on this programme will not charged).

If you leave the employ of the University of Edinburgh before completing the programme you will be expected to self-fund any courses which you take after your contract ends.

Note that this programme is accredited to the Higher Education Academy leading directly to Fellowship for successful graduates, if they remain in the employ of the University. Should a member of UoE staff have completed their employment contract before completing the programme, it is likely that HEA would charge a fee for any independent applications for Fellowship.

Sharing course participation data

Sharing course participation data: IAD policy and practice is to be transparent and to share participation data with University schools and departments. The full policy document is available below:

IAD policy on reporting attendance on IAD events and courses (PDF)