The ExPERT Academy team offer a number of validated programmes leading to recognised awards. Details of these are given below. For further information please email

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Academic Practice (Cloud campus)

The Pg Cert Professional Academic Practice (PgCert PAP) is cloud-based, allowing you to study at your convenience. Designed for busy academics, it allows time for you to reflect on your learning whilst gaining from the experience of others on the course. Delivered as a single, 60 credit module, it has a range of themes structured around weekly learning activities including reflective journal writing, analysis of academic papers, synchronous and asychronous discussions and webinars. Open to home/EU and international participants, applicants must have at least 60 hours of teaching for the duration of the course (one academic year), access to broadband and a workplace mentor.

Fees apply to all non-UWL applicants. International/EU and home participants all pay the same fee.

The registration is available on this page at the University website: PgCert Professional Academic Practice

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Master in Higher Education (Learning and Teaching) MHEd

MHEd recruitment

The MHEd is designed for those who wish to explore the scholarship of learning and teaching to Masters level. Participants must be employed by an organisation accredited to deliver Higher Education for the duration of the programme. Delievered by our world class, research active, academic team, the MHEd is a part-time programme, the outcomes of which are to enhance the research skills of participants but also to enrich their own learning and teaching practice and that of others through rigorous exploration. The course is delivered fully online and comprises two years of taught provision covering theory and practice in learning and teaching as well as researching professional practice. The first year of the  course is the PgCert in Professional Academic Practice.  Candidates may be able to receive accreditation for prior learning if they already hold a relevant PgCert qualification. Upon completion, successful candidates would be eligible to progress to doctoral level studies.

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Academic Professional Apprenticeship

The Academic Professional Apprenticeship is oriented towards developing the practice, scholarship, management and leadership skills of those who are relatively new to teaching in Higher Education. It is an 18 month course and requires participants to spend 20% of their working week engaging in learning activities.  This course is open to UK-based academics who must have a contract with an HE provider that lasts for at least two years after starting the course. The course fees are paid by the Apprenticeship Levy but those wishing to do the course must discuss this with their managers, since institutions must commission the provision from UWL.

The benefits of this programme are that participants gain a much wider understanding of Higher Education, the context in which it operates and the key drivers. They also gain theoretical and practical experience in learning and teaching with the benefit of working with others from a wide range of disciplines.

Participants completing the Apprenticeship will be awarded:

  • The Apprenticeship
  • A Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (please note, participants from external organisations may have to pay a fee to register with the HEA

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