Centre for Academic Practice

Procedures and Schemes

Academic Probation

Full details on probation arrangements for academic staff are posted on the Human Resources website‌. There are a number of relevant documents available for you to download.  

The Centre for Academic Practice plays an important role in supporting newly appointed lecturers undertaking academic probation. The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) is a requirement. It replaced the New Lecturers Course from April 2014.

The Centre for Academic Practice holds overall responsibility for the design, delivery and management of the PGCAP, which is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) within the UK Professional Standards Framework. Successful completion of the programme will entitle you to gain fellowship status of the Academy and to use the post-nominal letters FHEA.

The professional development requirements of academic probation are summarised in the following document:

‎If you have any queries regarding the professional development requirements of probation please contact the Centre for Academic Practice directly.