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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 (HEA). We now offer two cohort programmes in addition to a recognition scheme for those looking to make a direct application for Fellowship.

Cambridge Teaching & Learning Recognition Scheme

This scheme is for colleagues with teaching and reflective experience who wish to apply directly for accreditation as a Fellow of the HEA.

You will receive tailored support in drafting a successful application over the course of one Term. It is not a taught developmental course, but you are strongly encouraged to attend a series of three face-to-face sessions designed to support you in writing your application.

We are able to support applications for Associate Fellow (D1), Fellow (D2) and Senior Fellow (D3).

Find out more about the Recognition Scheme

Advancing Educational Practice Programme

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.

Completion of this nine-month cohort programme will earn you accreditation as a Fellow of the HEA (D2). It will require approximately 10 days of your time devoted to preparing for and attending the six face-to-face sessions, and engaging with the assignments and development exercises.

It is aimed primarily at colleagues early in their career with substantive teaching or learning support responsibilities, such as early-career lecturers or researchers, College Teaching Officers and academic-related or support staff with roles involving substantial teaching or learning support.

Find out more about the Advancing Educational Practice Programme

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

This programme takes an enquiry-based approach to exploring challenges in teaching and learning in higher education in Cambridge and beyond. You will develop informed approaches to enhancing teaching, learning and assessment.

Completion of this twelve-month cohort programme will earn you accreditation as a Fellow of the HEA (D2). It is a Master's-level course equivalent to 60 credits at FHEQ Level 7. It will require between 30 and 35 days of your time devoted to preparing for and attending the five face-to-face sessions, and engaging with the assignments and developmental exercises.

This course is designed for Cambridge staff spanning a range of disciplines and professional services, including University and College academics, professional staff supporting learning, and postdoctoral researchers. Participants normally have at least three years’ experience of teaching in higher education.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Certificate

Fellowship of the HEA: Guidance

This Moodle site pulls together information on the various accreditation routes available to you, and provides guidance on making a direct application to Advance HE - though we recommend that you participate in the Recognition Scheme (above) instead in order to receive tailored support, if possible.

Enrol onto the FHEA Guidance Moodle

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