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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning

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Many UK universities now expect teaching and learning staff seeking tenure to have undertaken a structured teaching and learning development course, and/or to show accreditation of their teaching experience as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. We now offer two cohort programmes in addition to a recognition scheme for those looking to make a direct application for Fellowship.

You might want to explore our page Which programme is right for you? to understand which option might best suit your experience, situation and goals.


Cambridge Teaching & Learning Recognition Scheme

This new scheme is designed for colleagues who have already undertaken the activities, reflection and teaching practice that qualify them to apply for Fellowship of the HEA, to make a direct recognition claim. In 2022-23 the scheme is being offered for the Fellow and Senior Fellow levels of accreditation.

Find out more about the Recognition Scheme


Fellowship of the HEA: Guidance

This Moodle site pulls together information on the various accreditation routes available to you, and provides a suite of guidance to support you if you decide to make a direct application to Advance HE. We recommend that those looking to apply for Fellowship or Senior Fellowship participate in the Recognition Scheme above instead.

Enrol onto the FHEA Guidance Moodle


Advancing Educational Practice Programme

This new, nine-month cohort programme is accredited by Advance HE: all participants who successfully complete it will become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. On this programme, you will explore theories of learning, develop a philosophy of teaching and learning, enquire into approaches to curriculum design, feedback and assessment, and expand your knowledge and practice through introductions to higher education research.

In this first year we will offer up to 35 places on the programme.

Find out more about the Advancing Educational Practice Programme


Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

This course is designed for Cambridge staff spanning a range of disciplines and professional services, and takes an enquiry-based approach to exploring challenges in teaching and learning in higher education in Cambridge and beyond. Participants normally have at least three years’ experience of teaching in higher education, and will develop informed approaches to enhancing teaching, learning and assessment.

The course is offered as a collaboration between the Cambridge Centre for Teaching & Learning and the University’s Institute of Continuing Education.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Certificate

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