PgCAP for New Teaching staff

The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP) is a 60M credit bearing part-time programme designed for GCU staff new to teaching and supporting student learningSuccessful completion of the PgCAP will lead to eligibility for professional recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


The programme runs over a 2 year period and is made up of four modules. One module is delivered per trimester as below. 

 Year 1 - Trimester A: Professional Learning in Academic Practice 

 Year 1 - Trimester B: Student Engagement 

 Year 2 - Trimester A: Curriculum Design and Development 

 Year 2 - Trimester B: Scholarship in Academic Practice


In each module there are four workshops (duration 2 hours), and staff are encouraged to attend these wherever possible. Online resources and activities support the workshops and provide a blended learning experience for participants. 

The programme has one intake per year with the next intake of the PgCAP in September 2020. Information sessions where you can find out more about the programme and meet some of the programme team, will run in May, June, July and August. 


To register your interest in applying for a place on the PgCAP, or to find out additional information about the programme, including the application process, contact the following staff: 

Dr Fiona Kennedy (PgCAP Programme Leader) 

Frieda Callaghan (PgCAP Programme Coordinator)