Academic Practice (PGCAP)

University of Liverpool Online Programmes

Postgraduate Certificate Online
6000 GBP/year
6000 GBP/year
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This Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP) programme from University of Liverpool Online Programmes was developed through a unique collaboration with Advance HE and is designed to advance your ability to support learning within higher education. 


Improve your teaching practice by gaining a professional postgraduate qualification and Fellowship that is recognised globally.

By engaging with global perspectives on academic practice in higher education, you will cultivate your reflective and reflexive learning practice, in turn supporting the enhancement of your teaching skills. 

Why study this subject?

This Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP) programme from University of Liverpool Online Programmes will support your understanding of the online learning environment and the Professional Standards Framework. The syllabus delves into theories and their practical applications in order to build on your existing skills within education. Each module will start with a ‘setting the scene’ unit to allow time and attention for investigating different interpretations and definitions of the topics you will explore.

Career destinations

This is the first programme of its kind to offer an academic qualification (postgraduate certificate) and professional recognition (FHEA) on successful completion, providing an accelerated and significant career benefit alongside the development of your practice in higher education. The global emphasis of this programme will be particularly helpful if you have an interest in transnational education and want to develop skills to work with international students and faculty.

Programme Structure

  • This programme is designed to be studied wholly online and part-time. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, which provides students access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of ebooks and journals. 
  • Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries.

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A degree equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; and
  • Teaching position in a higher education institution.
Applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of  .
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of  .


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Academic Practice (PGCAP)
University of Liverpool Online Programmes