The PGCAPHE is a continuing professional development (CPD) Master's level course in academic practice. It provides professional recognition for those who teach in an HE environment.

Our key aim is to enable the exploration and enhancement of the knowledge, skills and values required of effective practitioners in higher education.

Based on the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF, 2011), the PGCAPHE provides University of Dundee members of staff with an opportunity to gain professional recognition within the Higher Education Academy Fellowship Framework.

External participants are welcome to engage with this course to gain a Master's level qualification. You will not be eligible for Fellowship through the course but can apply directly to HEA.

We are currently redeveloping the course for 2019-20

Who can participate?

All participants must have a minimum of 5hr per week teaching throughout their studies.

  • University of Dundee new probationary lecturers with a mandatory requirement
  • University of Dundee members of non-probationary teaching staff who wish to gain Associate Fellowship or Fellowship of the HEA, as appropriate, and further develop their professional skills
  • University of Dundee PG tutors who have completed LTHE
  • University lecturers or equivalent from outwith the University who wish to gain a non-HEA accredited quality masters qualification

Course outcomes

After successfully completing the course you could achieve:

  • Associate Fellowship of the HEA and entitlement to use the post-nominal letters AFHEA (following completion of the Associate Module)
  • Fellowship of the HEA and entitlement to use the post-nominal letters FHEA (following completion of the Certificate)
  • a tailored course for any career stage
  • a course of study based on current thinking and practice in HE

Reasons to engage

  • Comply with mandatory requirement for new probationary lecturers
  • Enhance your personal learning and teaching skills
  • Gain professional recognition against the UKPSF
  • Keep up to date with current thinking and practice in HE
  • A flexible distance learning approach including online resources
  • Individual tutor support and access to a community of practice

Course structure

The course begins with the Associate Module. This is stand-alone, and mandatory for new probationary lecturers. You must complete this core module before continuing with the rest of the course.

Following the Associate Module, there are two Fellowship Modules. These are optional modules providing opportunities to further develop your skills and professional qualifications. Completion of all modules comprise the full PGCAPHE course.

Find out more

If you would like to discuss the best time for you to engage with the course or any other issues relating to your studies that are not covered on our web pages contact Dr Lorraine Anderson (Programme/Course Director) l.l.anderson@dundee.ac.uk