PG Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP)

  • Carlos García Núñez (Participant)

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The PG CAP is comprised of Masters level (SHE level M and SCQF level 11) 20 credit modules and offers blended and online options. This is a flexible, modular programme which requires face-to-face and online participation. The programme is available to UWS academics and practitioners teaching in higher education and equivalent educational settings. A regular teaching commitment is necessary, since the overall schedule of assessment (both formative and summative) is focussed on teaching practice and preparation of learning materials.
The programme is a practice-based programme of study that is designed to facilitate the ongoing development of academic practice and scholarship within a reflective and professional context. The programme has been designed to meet the needs of a range of academics and offers different routes to achieve the PG CAP. All modules within the PG CAP are also available as standalone CPD to UWS staff subject to agreement of funding within their school.
The PG CAP offers a professional and academic qualification to participants currently teaching in Higher Education (HE) at (SCQF Level 7 or above).
The PG CAP has been developed to closely link with ambitions of the UWS Corporate Refresh Strategy and associated UWS Education Enabling Plan and promotes evidence-informed approaches to teaching and learning based on contemporary student centred approaches.
There are two entry routes and multiple routes through the programme. The
programme can be completed in three terms (excluding term 3) or up to a maximum of three years. It is anticipated that the majority of participants will complete within 15-18 months. UWS staff are required to complete the first two modules consecutively. Thereafter UWS staff can delay completing the third module for up to one year, with the agreement of their school, thus facilitating time to choose an option module most relevant to future academic career progression. Nurses and Midwives required to have a recordable teaching qualification will complete the programme within 12-18 months. Further details on learner journeys are provided below. Participants should be prepared to commit to a total of 200 hours of study (both contact time and independent study) to successfully complete each 20 credit module.
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LocationPaisley, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational