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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


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. There are several opportunities available within Cambridge to take accredited courses or courses which provide eligibility for accreditation through an independent application.


Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

This Moodle course provides an overview of how you may apply directly for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy to gain accreditation of your teaching experience, including guidance on which category of Fellowship is right for you and example applications.

Access the FHEA Moodle


Teaching Associates' Programme

The Teaching Associates’ Programme is a flexible, year-long course for researchers (PhD students and early-career postdoctoral staff) who teach Cambridge students, and is designed to encourage reflection, discussion and constructive critique between peers and tutors. TAP will support you in extending your understanding of teaching and learning in your subject at the level at which you teach.

The course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy and participants who complete the programme successfully will be eligible for accreditation as 'Associate Fellows' of the HEA.

Find out more about the Teaching Associates' Programme


Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and 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 and Learning and the University’s Institute of Continuing Education.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Certificate


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