Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Find out more about a selection of award-bearing and professional development courses at NTU to support those who teach and support learning including the Academic Professional Standard (APS) for new permanent lecturers.

Development Courses for your Academic Practice

Academic Professional Standard (APS incorporating the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice – PGCAP)

This two-year academic professional apprenticeship programme is open to new lecturers at NTU, subject to them satisfying eligibility criteria. Successful completion of the programme gives the candidate a postgraduate teaching qualification in higher education (PGCAP) and Fellowship (FHEA).  New academic staff who are not eligible to complete the full APS will complete the PGCAP which also gives them Fellowship (FHEA).  New lecturers will be provided with full information about the programme and how to apply by their line manager when they start at NTU.

For further queries about the programme please email our team.

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)

Other staff who teach and support learning may be able to complete part or all of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP).

Please email the team to enquire about availability.

Teacher Training for Postgraduate Researchers / Postgraduate Research Students (PGRs)

This 4 half-day blended learning course is for PGRs at NTU, designed in response to PGR feedback. The course is an important part of professional development and provides transferable skills, supporting PGRs for future academic careers. It is an accessible course PGRs from all backgrounds, with little to no prior teaching experience.

Workshops offer an experiential model of active collaborative approaches, peer evaluation and responsive feedback, gained through personal and group reflections. PGRs are supported to design activities which engage wstudent interest and support inclusive and effective learning and teaching at NTU.

For further information please email the Researcher Development team.

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