Not long after I submitted my PhD Thesis for examination, I signed up for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP). Now in hindsight, it is not something I would advise doing between submission and the viva.
Thirteen months after I first started the PgCAP, I submitted my final assignments and was told I had passed (subject to the board of examiners). On the 1st July 2016 I graduated - in absentia- with my Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. Not long after, the postman delivered my certificate. :)
The PgCAP is an accredited course with the Higher Education Academy.