Academic Practice

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)

PGCAP is a 60 credit Masters-level programme designed to both support and enhance the engagement of University of York staff with their academic responsibilities.

PGCAP is primarily aimed at new academic staff who have less than three years full-time teaching experience, but the programme is also suitable for university staff who are not appointed on an academic contract but do have teaching responsibilities.

Each module involves the integration of learning in multi-disciplinary and interactive workshops with reflection upon the experience of work-based practice. Academic supervisory support is provided to all participants throughout.

PGCAP is intended to be completed part-time over two years. In addition to the award of Masters-level certificate qualification, completion of the programme also entitles participants to register as Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.


PGCAP Handbook 2014-15


To register for PGCAP or for more information, please contact either:

  • Duncan Jackson, Programme Director at or on extension 4843
  • Maeve Pearson, Programme Adviser at or on extension 2920
  • Lesley Catt, Programme Administrator at or on extension 4844