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.

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

Programme

Content

Requirements for Completion

Foundations of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
(FLTHE)

- Introduction to Supporting Student Learning
- Developing Reflective Practice

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

Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice
(PGCAP)

- Developing Academic Practice
- Individual Investigation
2 compulsory modules

Postgraduate Diploma in Learning 
and Teaching in Higher Education
(PG Dip LTHE)

- 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 

Masters in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
(MA LTHE)

- Dissertation Successful completion of PG Dip LTHE or equivalent plus dissertation 

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

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

For experienced colleagues the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework ensures that those who teach at the University have the opportunity to engage in effective CPD through an experiential route.