Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Programme structure (pre-Dec 2017)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice course options plus the full course handbook to download - information for students who started the programme before December 2017 only.

Course options

Developing My Approach to Teaching  (core course)

Assessing Students

Course Organisation and Management

Engaging with Student Diversity

Engaging Students in Autonomous Learning

Working with Postgraduate Students

Research Leadership and Management

Clinical Education and Academic Practice (only available to those currently on and eligible for the ‘Clinical Educator Programme)

Programme handbook

Please find your handbook available for download below. Although this is slightly dated, it is the version that most applies to your programme.

The handbook for students starting their PgCAP in December 2017 onwards will be the most updated information but the programme structure for those students is different.

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice Handbook (Version Dec 2016) - PDF

Assessment requirements

To qualify for the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, you must satisfactorily attend and complete assessments for the core course (20 credits) and four 10-credit course options.

In the core course, learning is assessed in the form of a synoptic assessment. This encourages you to combine elements of your learning from the other courses.

In the option courses, assessment varies widely, reflecting the aims and focus of each course. Details are included in the individual course outlines linked above.