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PG Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PGCAPHE): Home Page

A guide to the PGCAPHE Programme

About the programme

A few words from the Programme Leader: Dr Lorraine Anderson.

Find out more

Find out more about CASTLE and what we do: 

How to apply

This guide provides a brief introduction to the new PGCAPHE programme.

Why do the PGCAPHE?

The PGCAPHE provides you with:

  • high quality continuing professional development in HE academic practice
  • a Master’s level qualification
  • (for UoD members of staff) Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
  • a tailored programme for any career stage
  • current thinking and practice in HE
  • distance learning approach and online resources
  • individual tutor support and access to a community of practice.

Contact details

Programme Administrator

Programme Leader and Head of CASTLE


The PGCAPHE was launched in Semester 1, 2015 to replace the PG CertTHE.

We offer two intakes per academic year for entry to the Associate Module and for participants entering the programme with RPL at the Certificate level for the completion of the Fellowship Modules, Parts 1 and 2.    These intakes are normally September and January.

For those who will be joining the PGCAPHE with the Associate Module an Orientation Day is provided and as this is an important starting point we strongly advise attendance. For students studying at a distance follow-up guidance will be available on the VLE.

Associate Module Orientation Day: Wednesday, 13 September, 2017
Formal start of study for the Associate Module and Direct Entry Certificate: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The application deadline for September is Friday, 11 August 2017

Next intake:  Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - the application deadline for January is Friday, 1 December 2017