This course is designed for staff currently working in Higher Education with a specific focus on learning, teaching and assessment. It is intended to support the practical working needs of staff who teach and/or support learning within an inclusive student-focused environment. This course will enable you to develop your classroom practice, including e-learning, within a framework of current andragogical theory. It will also provide an opportunity for you to develop skills in curriculum design and educational research. You will actively engage with sector wide issues including teaching excellent, quality enhancement and research and scholarly activity. You will explore opportunities and challenges to develop higher education contextualised to your own professional academic practice.
The Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PG CAP) is the main source of continuing professional development for early career academic and support staff at the University of Wolverhampton or experienced members of staff who wish to update their practice and align with current thinking. The course will also provide a route for external candidates who practice in either higher or professional education environments and who wish to gain a valid and recognised qualification in higher education practices. In addition to the above, the programme will offer a suitable pathway for recognition at either Associate or Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA), providing a recognised qualification that is allied to professional status with the national body for higher education practitioners. (*External candidates may have to pay an additional one-off fee for the professional recognition, you will be offered advice on application).