PCAPP – The University of Warwick
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/exemption claim form
This form gives you the opportunity to make the Teaching and Learning Unit (TLU),
responsible for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice
(PCAPP) at Warwick, aware of any prior learning or appropriate experience that you
have in teaching and learning. It may be that some of your prior learning exempts
you from elements of the course.
Your claim will be reviewed by the PCAPP Programme Leader and the Pro-ViceChancellor for Education, Professor Christina Hughes, who will make the final
decision. Please note that decisions can only be made on the basis of evidence,
such as certificates, original award documents or other relevant evidence that you
have provided to support your claim.1
If you have any questions about completing this form, please contact the Course
Administrator, Sian Bedford at [email protected] or ext. 74012.
To complete the relevant parts of this form with regard to your claim, please
follow the guidelines below.
All applicants must complete and submit PART A of this form together with one
of the following:
1. If you have at least 3 years (or full-time equivalent) of relevant teaching experience in
HE, please go to PART B.
2. If you have completed a PGA course/programme at another HEI (30 CATS M level),
OR you have a Certificate indicating that you are an Associate Fellow of the Higher
Education Academy, please go to PART B and forward a copy of your certificate
together with this form to [email protected] or to LDC – TLU, 1st Floor, North
Wing, Senate House, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL.
3. If you have completed the Warwick PGA: IAPP; the Warwick PGA: TLHE; or the
Warwick PGA: TEL, please forward a copy of your certificate together with Part A of
this form to [email protected] or to LDC – TLU, 1st Floor, North Wing, Senate
House, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL.
4. If you wish to apply for full exemption from PCAPP on the basis of possessing an
equivalent Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (60
CATS M level) awarded in the last 5 years OR HEA Fellow status (FHEA), please
forward a copy of your certificate together with Part A of this form to
[email protected] or to LDC – TLU, 1st Floor, North Wing, Senate House,
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL.
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Until such time as the participant has received official confirmation that they are exempt, they will be
expected to engage with the programme of activities.
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Part A - All applicants must complete and submit PART A
Name of participant
Position at the
University (i.e. Lecturer,
Teaching Fellow,
Assistant Professor,
etc)
Department/School
Please indicate whether you are seeking APL or exemption:
Claiming (please indicate):
Evidence included
Any other comments
APL
Exemption1
FOR OFFICE USE:
Date received
TLU
Agreed Y/N
PVC or equiv.
Agreed Y/N
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Comments
Applications for full exemption from PCAPP can be made on the basis of appropriate and significant
prior experience OR possessing an equivalent Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in
Higher Education (60 CATS M level) awarded in the last 5 years OR HEA Fellow status (FHEA).
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Part B - To be submitted if you have at least 3 years (or full-time equivalent) of relevant teaching experience in HE.
Please briefly indicate how your previous experience in Higher Education and your professional activities map to the learning outcomes
of the PCAPP programme and to the dimensions of practice of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). You may also want
to attach a CV of your teaching experience.
PCAPP Workshop Title
Learning Outcomes
Alignment with UKPSF
Large and Small
Group Teaching
Consider key principles in
designing and delivering large
and small group teaching.
Areas of Activity
A1: Design & plan learning
activities
A2: Teach &/or support
learning
A4: Develop effective
learning environments
Explore practical strategies
drawn from the literature.
Core Knowledge
K2: Appropriate methods for
teaching & learning
K3: How students learn
K5: Methods for evaluating
the effectiveness of teaching
Module Design
Consider key concepts in module
design
Apply design principles to
produce an ‘aligned’ curriculum
Be aware of the module approval
process
Areas of Activity
A1: Design & plan learning
activities/programmes of
study
Core Knowledge
K1: The subject material
K2: Appropriate methods for
teaching & learning
K3: How student learn
K6: Implications of quality
assurance & quality
enhancement
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Relevant experience (prior to your current role at
Warwick)
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Assessment and
Feedback Strategies
Recognise key factors to
consider when designing
assessment and use these in
your practice.
Reflected on the role of
assessment within Higher
Education.
Evaluated a range of strategies
and identified those suitable for
use within your own context.
Examined features of effective
feedback.
Reviewing and
Evaluating Your
Teaching
Identify the purposes for
reviewing and evaluating your
teaching
Consider a range of evaluation
strategies
Choose appropriate strategies
for use within your own context
Consider how you might make
use of evidence to inform your
teaching practice
How Students Learn
Consider key theories and
perspectives on how students
learn
Areas of Activity
A1: Design & plan learning
activities
A2: Teach and/or support
learning
A3: Assess & give feedback
to learners
A4: Develop effective
learning environments &
approaches to student
support/guidance
Core Knowledge
K1: The subject material
K2: How students learn
K6: Implications of quality
assurance & quality
enhancement
Areas of Activity
A4: Develop effective
learning environments
A5: Engage in CPD in
subjects and their pedagogy
incorporating research,
scholarship & evaluation of
practice.
Core Knowledge
K5: Methods for evaluating
the effectiveness of teaching
K6: Implications of quality
assurance & quality
enhancement
Areas of Activity:
A1: Design & plan learning
activities/programmes of
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Consider the implications for
curriculum design, teaching
strategies and assessment
study
A4: Developing effective
learning environments
A5:Engage in CPD in
subjects & their pedagogy
Core Knowledge:
K1: The subject material
K2: Appropriate methods for
teaching & learning
K3: How student learn
a) Having reflected on how your prior experience demonstrates successful achievement of the learning outcomes of the PCAPP
programme, please indicate which, if any, of the following PCAPP core workshops you wish to claim exemption from:
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Large and Small Group Teaching
Module Design (this includes information on the module approval process at Warwick)
Assessment & Feedback Strategies
Reviewing & Evaluating your Teaching
How Students Learn
b) Your application must also include the following supporting evidence:
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Professional statement with particular reference to teaching and learning from former Head of Department
A sample of feedback from learners you have worked with (if applicable)
c) Please indicate other relevant supporting evidence submitted with this form:
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Copies of certificates/transcripts/attendance records/course outlines for any relevant courses
Evidence of taking part in relevant work activities such as:
 an outline of the range of programmes you have been responsible for delivering e.g. undergraduate modules, postgraduate modules.
 A sample from session plans and schemes of work
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 summaries of the different types of teaching you have undertaken e.g. lectures, seminars, practicals, tutorials, field trips, project
supervision
 teaching materials such as examples of handouts, OHTs, typical problem sheets and case studies .
 details of assessments which you have designed and/or implemented with examples of associated marking schemes, assessment
criteria, student marks and feedback issued to students
 examples of course design and innovation in practice, such as course outlines/syllabuses for which you have been responsible.
 validation and review documents (where you were responsible for designing and/or revising modules/courses)
 evaluation reports and summaries (based on student feedback)
 external examiners’ reports (where comments have been made on your particular module(s)/course(s))
 agendas and minutes of committee meetings (where you have played a major role)
 list of relevant publications
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Other (please specify)
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Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/exemption claim form