Academic Development Programmes

This section contains information to support you in your teaching role, including opportunities to develop your knowledge, skills and expertise and gain qualifications in learning and teaching in higher education. 
Our suite of Academic Development programmes provides an overview of programmes available for enrolment.

For an introduction to our programmes watch:

The Academy Developing and Recognising Teaching and Scholarship

Academic Development Programmes Summary



Requirements for Completion


Introduction to Supporting Student Learning

- Introduction to Supporting Student Learning in HE at UoL

Non-credit bearing blended workshops  An essential introduction to those new to teaching 

FLTHE Aimed at those early in their HE teaching career with limited prior teaching experience

- Introduction to Supporting Student Learning
- Developing Reflective Practice

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

HEA Associate Fellow

PGCAP Aimed at colleagues with substantive and significant teaching responsibilities

- ADEV700: Developing Academic Practice
- ADEV701: Individual Investigation
2 compulsory modules 60 credits at level 7 and
HEA Fellow

PGDip AP Aimed at those with an interest in exploring the relationship between theory, policy and practice in HE

- ADEV720: Developing Academic Leadership
- ADEV730: Developing Scholarship

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

MA AP Following from the PGDip AP, aimed at those wanting to further develop skills in carrying out publishable educational research

- ADEV770: Dissertation in Academic Practice Successful completion of PGDip AP or equivalent plus dissertation  180 credits at level 7

ULTRA Non-taught pathway for experienced staff

- Reviewing experience and current expertise in learning and teaching, and planning further development
- Engaging in relevant CPD, and ultimately applying 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.

Teaching qualification routes and guidance

The Academic Development team have created an interactive guide to support you in navigating the breadth of opportunites on offer. Visit the Developing Your Teaching page for more information.

Messages from Programme Participants

“Thank you for your inspiring teaching workshop…I've learnt a lot from a teacher’s prospective and…have a deeper understanding of the role of a teacher”

“It was one of the best workshops I have attended in a very long time. I found the breadth of information very useful and I was thoroughly engaged for the whole day”

“...thank you for the course...I found it really informative, well-structured and well will be very helpful on the start of this teaching journey!”