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Academic Practice Programme (APP)

Quality of teaching is a key component of the student experience, and the University is committed to ensuring that all staff at Reading are appropriately supported in their role as teachers and supporters of learning.

The Academic Practice Programme (APP) is delivered by the ADE (Academic Development and Enhancement) team within CQSD (Centre for Quality Support and Development).

The APP comprises two Level 7 taught modules as follows:


Mod Code

Module Title


Introduction to Academic Practice


Developing Academic Practice

EDMAP3 (optional)

Academic Research and Practice

If you would like further details or to discuss the APP, please download the current PGCAP Programme Handbook 2023 or the individual module handbooks below, or contact the APP Team via

Learn more about the APP


Academic Practice Programme dates


APP eligibility, exemption and APEL



Introduction to Academic Practice


Developing Academic Practice


Academic Research and Practice

Programme overview

An overview of APP and the modules within

View APP Flowchart

Programme handbook

Programme handbook to provide specific and relevant information on APP. 

PGCAP Programme Handbook 2023

School endorsed participants

Those interested in participating on the APP (usually EDMAP1 only) who are not contractually required to do so, will need endorsement from the relevant Head of School/Department.