Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in HE (PgCAPHE)


The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in HE (PGCAPHE) is a course designed to provide an opportunity for academic practitioners working in the Higher Education (HE) context to engage in initial and continuing professional development in teaching and supporting learning in HE. Successful completion of the course also leads to professional recognition with the Higher Education Academy.

The course explores issues that HE practitioners are likely to encounter in their academic practice including (but not limited to) HE learning, teaching and assessment practices, academic leadership, quality assurance and curriculum development with a view to enhance the learning and teaching experience for both the diverse community of students and staff here at CU and internationally.  A range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches are employed and modelled by the course team as a way to introduce an authentic learning and teaching experience.

The course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy, this means, Associate Fellowship/ Fellowship (professional recognition) can be awarded on successful completion, along with the PGCAPHE qualification.


Coventry University

Coventry University

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU. You can choose whether your campus is based in the city, the capital or on the coast, and the flexible learning model means you have the opportunity to move between each campus after finishing an academic year.