Early Career Development Programme (ECDP)
1. PGCAP - Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (online)
The PGCAP is central to the structure of the ECDP. Both R&T and LTS staff on the ECDP should apply for a place on the PGCAP within a few months of taking up the post. Completion of the PGCAP normally takes around 2 years of part-time study.
Please ensure you are registered:
Should you have any issues with registration, contact: email@example.com
Once you have registered for the programme, you can self-enrol for the relevant courses on Moodle. Clicking on the course titles below will take you to the relevant place (sign in required)
|Phase 1||Mandatory||Phase 2||Optional|
|20||10||2a Supervising Students|
|10||10||2b Creative Pedagogies for Active Learning|
|10||10||2c Debates in TELT|
|10||2d SoTL I: Designing a practice enquiry (core for LTS)|
|10||2e SoTL II: Undertaking a practice enquiry|
|10||2f Impact and influence in L&T and Assessment|
|10||2g Inclusive Learning & Teaching|
60 credit SCQF Level 11 programme requiring 40 credits at Phase 1 plus 2 optional courses at Phase 2.
The option exists to progress from the PGCAP to PGDIP (PGCAP + 60 further credits) or to MEd in Academic Practice (PGDIP + 60 credits). For more information on progression options go to MEd course page.
2. Research Integrity
This course is mandatory for all ECDP participants. It is recommended you undertake this course as soon as possible.
As a research-led institution, the University of Glasgow is committed to providing an environment that ensures our research is conducted to the highest quality standards.
In addition to the compulsory courses, you have the flexibility to undertake optional courses and training best suited to your individual needs and interests, whether you are focused on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning or Researcher Development.
Review of Objectives
During your probationary period, you will meet regularly with your line manager to review objectives and to discuss your ongoing development options.
Beyond the probationary period, you will review objectives with your line manager in an annual review (in keeping with the Performance and Development Review process)
Whatever your focus, the College encourages you to choose options from across the three central pillars:
(1) Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact,
(2) Learning, Teaching and Scholarship,
(3) Management, Leadership and Personal Effectiveness;
in keeping with objectives set in your Personal Development Plan.
New to ECDP?
As a newly appointed member of academic staff at Grade 7 or 8, on an open-ended contract, and on either the R&T or the LTS track, you will meet with your line manager shortly after appointment to discuss:
- ECDP induction
- allocation of a mentor
- target setting (Personal Development Plan - PDP - and probation)
- PG Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) (see Compulsory Courses section below)
- ECDP University Strategy and Networking Event
- general questions relating to participation in the ECDP.
The Three Pillars
The optional workshops and courses are grouped around the three central pillars.
Research, Knowledge Exchange & Impact
Researcher Development Programme
The Researcher Development Programme runs throughout the academic year and ECDP participants on both the LTS and the R&T track are welcome to attend any courses of interest.
Research and Innovation Services
Find out about Research and Innovation Services and the training they offer:
Learning, Teaching & Scholarship
Management, Leadership, Personal Effectiveness
Growing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Community at Glasgow
For those interested in Scholarship, there is open invitation to join the MS Teams SoTL group (called Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) which aims to support those at all levels, whether you are new to SoTL or well experienced in the practice of SoTL in all shapes and forms
- Join the MS Teams SoTL group here
- The group facilitates a blog which you can view here
- View the calendar of monthly Network Meetings here
- You can follow the group on Twitter
The group also produces a podcast (learning, Teaching and Scholarship Podcast) that can be found on all major platforms, or you can listen to a few episodes below.
For more information please contact: