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The Cambridge Teaching & Learning Recognition Scheme is designed for Cambridge educators who have already undertaken the activities, reflection and teaching practice that allow them to apply for accreditation as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Participants on the Scheme are supported in drafting a successful application over the course of a Term, and these applications are then assessed internally.

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

If you have any questions about the Scheme not answered on this page or in the Handbook, please get in touch with the Course Director, Dr Kamilah Jooganah.


Key dates

Participants on the Scheme are expected to attend two face-to-face sessions, which are designed to support you in understanding the process and crafting a successful application. The dates for Cycle 2 are below:

  • Introduction to Fellowship: Tuesday 31 January (2-5pm)
  • Progress Review: Wednesday 22 March (2-5pm)


Which categories of Fellowship does the Scheme support?

Advance HE offer accreditation at four categories of Fellowship; for a full description of these, see their Dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework.

In 2022-23, the Recognition Scheme is being offered for the following categories:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (D2)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (D3)

In 2023-24, the Scheme will also offer a route to Associate Fellowship (D1). If you are interested in applying for Associate Fellowship before then, please take a look at our Fellowship Guidance site on Moodle, which pulls together all the information you will need.

Applications for Principal Fellowship (D4) are not currently supported through the Scheme. Again, we recommend taking a look at our Fellowship Guidance site instead.


Expressions of interest

We are no longer accepting expressions of interest for 2022-23. Submissions for the next academic year will open over the summer.

In this pilot year we are limited in how many participants we can accept onto the Recognition Scheme. In order to help us manage numbers, we ask that you complete an Expression of Interest form if you would like to join the Scheme. This will let us assess your potential eligibility for Fellowship or Senior Fellowship before you invest more substantial time into drafting a full application.

The deadline for expressions of interest for Cycle 2 is Monday 5 December (12pm). We will aim to notify you of outcomes between 12-16 December.

If you already submitted an expression of interest for Cycle 2 before the Cycle 1 deadline, there is no need to re-submit.

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