The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP) supports all new teaching staff at GCU. This video provides more information on the programme.

Successful completion leads to professional recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. The programme comprises four modules:

  • Professional Learning in Academic Practice
  • Student Engagement
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Scholarship in Academic Practice

All staff involved in teaching and supporting student learning are welcome to join this programme. In order to participate, your role should allow you to demonstrate a broad understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning, as key contributions to a high-quality student experience. (Academic staff, for example, will usually be expected to be undertaking at least nine hours of teaching-related activity per week.)

To register your interest in joining the next intake, please contact Frieda Callaghan, Programme Coordinator (