Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice

The Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP) is a Level 7 qualification which can be taken as an exit award, or part of the University’s PGDip/MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

The overall aim of the PGCAP is to support and enhance the development of a rich and diverse learning and teaching culture at the University of Liverpool.

The programme is accredited by Advance HE and enables colleagues with substantive and significant teaching responsibilities to gain a teaching qualification and recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

The programme is made up of two modules:

  • Developing Academic Practice x 40 credits focused on enabling participants to reflect on, evaluate and improve their knowledge, skills and values in relation to learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum
  • Individual Investigation to Inform Innovation and Excellence x 20 credits designed to provide participants with choice to investigate a selected area of academic practice aligned with the University Education Strategy.

Find out about PGCAP module workshops here.

The PGCAP Handbook provides further information about the programme.

Download the Mentor Guidance for PGCAP and ULTRA

Download the PGCAP and ULTRA Mentor Portal User Guide


Applications for Semester 2 are open as of 23 September 2019, please use the below link to apply.


Please contact Judith Schoch if you have any queries about the programme (