The Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Practice (PGCPP) provides professional accreditation for practitioners in Higher Education. The programme gives an opportunity for participants to gain knowledge and expertise in delivering, designing and researching teaching, learning and assessment, related to the practical context in which they work. The emphasis is on developing staff who constantly reflect upon their own professional practice, who understand teaching as facilitating learning and who seek to improve the quality of their teaching, research and student learning.
This programme is an Aston University sixty credit level 7 award. It is accredited by the Higher Education Academy and is aligned with Standard Descriptor 2 of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education (UKPSF). Successful completion of the programme entitles participants to recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
PGCPP Entry requirements
To join the programme, you should be able to meet the following criteria:
- To be an active lecturer, tutor or other staff member who teaches or supports students’ learning in higher education contexts.
- To have enough of a teaching and assessment workload to be able to demonstrate your skills in large group, small group and 1-to-1 contexts.
- To have a first degree from a recognised University or Institute of Higher Education, or a qualification deemed by the University to be at least of equivalent standing.
For more information, contact the programme director, Dr Panos Vlachopoulos at email@example.com
or 0121 204 5234.
Experienced participants may be exempted from elements of the PGCPP programme if they can evidence substantial equivalent prior learning and/or professional practice.
Disclaimer of Liability: Aston University reserves the right to amend any part of the programme or timetabled events should it be necessary.
Download the PGCPP information leaflet
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