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

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 to enquire about availability.

Teacher Training for Postgraduate Research Students (TTPGRs)

Short 4 half-day blended learning course for all Postgraduate Research Students at NTU, designed in response to PGR feedback for more learning and teaching professional development. It is an important part of CPD for PGRs supporting them for future academic careers. Course is offered at regular intervals throughout the year by the Researcher Development Team in Organisational Development. It helps PGRs design and deliver sessions and activities that engage student interest and support their learning effectively.

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