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Join the next PGCAP cohort in September 2021



Applications are currently open until 31 May to be part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) at the University of Leeds, which starts in September 2021. Engaging in our PGCAP will help to enhance your practice, challenge your thinking, and connect you with your peers. It is also one of the routes we offer to gain Fellowship of the HEA (FHEA). 

In the PGCAP you will explore different approaches to teaching and learning and reflect on and develop your own academic practice, as well as undertaking an impactful research project which will enhance your ongoing practice. 

This has been so completely relevant to the majority of my university roles, I would unreservedly (well, maybe warning they need to do lots of work to benefit from it) recommend it. It has been very thought provoking, interesting and well designed. It has and continues to significantly influence my practice…

  • Feedback from PGCAP Participant in our September 2020 cohort  

The PGCAP programme is available to University of Leeds staff who are involved in student education at Leeds. Each cohort is made up of a wide range of colleagues from early career academics to those with greater experience of student education, and those in professional, leadership and research-focused roles who have significant involvement in Student Education. 

The September 2021 PGCAP will be the second programme we’ve delivered fully online, and our aim in providing the course in this mode will further support colleagues in their transition to delivering teaching online and to be well placed to deliver in a variety of modes. 

I would recommend the [programme] because it has been very useful to learn the skills in the context of the big shifts in how education is delivered in the pandemic. The pandemic has forced academics to change what they are doing. The module has offered theory and techniques that can guide the shift to online learning and blended learning.

  • Feedback from PGCAP Participant in our September 2020 cohort  

The course is heavily grounded in participants’ current academic practice and is strongly work-based in its approach. The programme comprises three 20 M level credit modules and will be completed part-time over 18 months. There are no direct fees for undertaking the PGCAP programme, nor the FHEA accreditation.  

What others say about the PGCAP at the University of Leeds

Over 50 University of Leeds staff have gained Fellowship of the HEA (FHEA) through the PGCAP over the past two years, and below are some of the ways they feel it has enhanced their practice.  

Find out more about the PGCAP

Our PGCAP webpage has a series of resources and guidance on applying for the PGCAP, as well as identifying the best route to achieve Fellowship of the HEA (FHEA).