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The Cambridge Teaching & Learning Recognition Scheme is designed for Cambridge educators who teach and/or support learning student learning. The scheme is for colleagues who have already undertaken the activities, reflection and teaching practice that allow them to make a 'recognition claim' that they qualify for Fellowship with Advance HE.

Two cycles of the scheme will run over this academic year: one commencing in Michaelmas Term and the second in Lent Term.


Expressions of interest

To submit an expression of interest for the scheme, please complete the application form and send to CCTL Enquiries.

The deadline for applications for Cycle 1 is Monday 5 September (12pm). We will aim to notify applicants between 12-16 September.

Those who miss the Cycle 1 deadline or cannot participate at this time may like to submit an expression of interest for Cycle 2, which will take place over the latter part of the academic year.


Key dates

Participants on the scheme are strongly encouraged to attend two face-to-face sessions, which provide an introduction and a chance for progress review later in the year. The dates for Cycle 1 are below.

Session 1: Tuesday 11 October (2-5pm)

Session 2: Tuesday 10 January (2-5pm)


Which category of Fellowship to apply for

In 2022-23, the Recognition Scheme is being offered for the following categories set out by Advance HE:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

In 2023-24, the scheme will also offer a route to Associate Fellowship. Colleagues who are interested in Associate Fellowship and would like to discuss this further are welcome to contact the Recognition Scheme team.

Applications for Principal Fellowship are not currently supported through the scheme.

For a full account of all four categories of Fellowship, see Advance HE's Dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework.

If you are unsure which category of Fellowship to apply for, you may with to use Advance HE's Fellowship Category Tool to help you identify which category best reflects your current level of experience. The results are not definitive but should be used as a guide.

Fellow of the HEA

This level is for colleagues for whom teaching / supporting learning forms a substantive part of their role and who have experience across a broad range of responsibilities.

Senior Fellow of the HEA

This level is suited to colleagues who have an influence on educational practice beyond their own professional practice.

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