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Academic Development

The Academic Development team sits within the The Leadership, Organisational, Staff & Academic Development Academy. We provide a range of accredited programmes and other continuing professional development opportunities for colleagues who teach University students.

These opportunities are designed to provide a solid foundation for those new to teaching, accreditation for those who are in development and professional recognition for those with a good level of teaching experience.

Our University of Liverpool Framework for Academic Development Programmes provides an overview (summary below): 



Requirements for Completion


Introduction to Learning & Teaching

- Introduction to Demonstrating
- Advanced Demonstrator session
Non-credit bearing blended workshops  An essential introduction to those new to teaching 

Foundations of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

- Introduction to Supporting Student Learning
- Developing Reflective Practice

Non-credit bearing blended workshops, online resources, support and workplace learning 

HEA Associate Fellow

Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice

- Developing Academic Practice
- Individual Investigation
2 compulsory modules 60 credits at level 7 and
HEA Fellow

Postgraduate Diploma in Learning 
and Teaching in Higher Education

- Theory and Practice in Learning and Teaching
- Research Methods for Professional Practice

Successful completion of PGCAP or equivalent plus two compulsory and one optional module  120 credits at level 7

Masters in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

- Dissertation Successful completion of PG Dip LTHE or equivalent plus dissertation  180 credits at level 7

University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation

- Support in reviewing experience and current expertise in learning and teaching, and in planning further development
- Opportunities to engage in relevant CPD, and ultimately to make a claim for HEA Fellowship
Successful application for a HEA Fellowship at the appropriate level according to applicant experience HEA Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow

To find out more about HEA Fellowships, visit the Higher Education Academy Fellowship pages.

For further information on the University of Liverpool Framework for Academic Development Programmes, go to our Academic Development Programmes section.

In 2018-19 we are teaching out the Teaching for Researchers, CPS and PG Cert programmes.