PGCert Academic Practice sem2 enrolment (deadline 12 Dec)

Heather McKiggan-Fee
Wednesday 23 November 2022

Semster two enrolment is now open on the University’s new Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), a professional practice programme for all staff at St Andrews who are engaged in university teaching or supporting student learning. The aim is to give colleagues a supportive space in which they can develop as reflective practitioners in a collegiate, interdisciplinary community, exploring and developing different aspects of their practice in dialogue with peers.

To achieve the PGCAP you must successfully complete four 15-credit modules over 2 to 4 years. This delivery mode of 4 semesters of study over a maximum of 4 years recognises that programme participants will often be working full-time and engaging with the modules on top of existing commitments. It allows you to “pause” your engagement with the programme according to your circumstances; modules do not need to be completed in consecutive semesters. The aim is to provide flexibility to support the needs of a diverse cohort while still ensuring a logical developmental pathway.

Staff who are able to make a claim for Recognition of Prior Credited Learning (RPL) towards an equivalent of the semester 1 core module Supporting Student Learning may enrol the PGCAP at this point in order to join the semester 2 core module Curriculum Design and Assessment. (This includes past participants on ID5101.) Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice webpage for details of RPL requirements.

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