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Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP)

University of Liverpool

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    08-JUN-21, 10-AUG-21, 12-OCT-21

  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary


Improve your teaching practice by gaining a professional postgraduate qualification and automatic international recognition as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

This programme was developed through a unique collaboration with Advance HE – the UK’s foremost agency for driving excellence and developing leadership in education. Our PGCAP is the first and only programme accredited by Advance HE to be delivered solely online.

The programme is designed to advance your ability to support learning within higher education. You will engage with global perspectives on academic practice, cultivate your reflective and reflexive learning practice, and in turn enhance your teaching skills in an international context.

To achieve the full award you will be required to complete 60 credits.

Teaching methods and style

This programme is designed to be studied wholly online and part-time. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of ebooks and journals.

Active learning is a key part of the programme structure and you will be encouraged to employ international educational frameworks to design lessons, set assignments and choose learning outcomes which can be used in your own content or in an international global teaching space.

Methods of assessment

Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries.

Career prospects

The global emphasis of this programme will be particularly helpful to individuals with an interest in transnational education and those seeking to develop skills to effectively work with international colleagues and faculty.

This programme offers you an accelerated and significant career benefit. You will gain an academic qualification as well as global professional recognition entitling you to use the post-nominal letters: FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy).

Fellowship is increasingly sought by the sector in the UK, as a condition of appointment and promotion, and it is recognised by a growing number of international institutions.

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University of Liverpool

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    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching that relates to the professions including medicine, dentistry, business, law, architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised themes: personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, digital, heritage, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support network in place for International students. Students can take advantage of a meet and greet service and 'Hello International!' welcome.

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