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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    20-FEB-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is Academic Practice PgCert?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your role in higher education, in the company of others facing similar challenges. You’ll explore the latest teaching practices in higher education and how these are applicable in your own context.

We’ll support you to develop your philosophical position and establish your own style – honed by the demands of your subject, the learning needs of your students and the constraints of the learning environment.

The course will also support you in developing your ability to reflect critically on your practice, drawing on theory as well as feedback from others, including your students.

Study style

Each module includes a 2-day teaching block and 5 workshops. There’s also a fully online e-tutoring component.

Assessment is 100% by coursework and for each module involves both observations of your teaching/supporting learning practice and reflective narrative of your practice, including an action plan.

The PGCAP is also now a component of an Academic Professional Degree Apprenticeship, which would involve further training and support, and an end-point assessment.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Lecturer in higher education institutions
  • Librarian working with higher education students
  • Lecturer teaching higher education students in a further education context.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 4,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 61%

    40th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    16th

    32

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