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.

Click on the below the programme titles to find out about course content, requirements for completion, credits and any relevant accreditation. 

Introduction to Supporting Student Learning for staff who are new to teaching in Higher Education (HE)

Foundations in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. For staff with limited experience who are early in their HE teaching career

Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice. For staff with significant and substantive teaching responsibilities.

Postgraduate Diploma Academic Practice (PGDip AP). Exploring the relationship between theory, policy and practice in HE.

Master of Arts Academic Practice (MA AP).To develop skills in carrying out publishable educational research.

University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation. A non-taught pathway for experienced staff.

Academic Development Programmes Summary



Requirements for Completion


Introduction to Supporting Student Learning

- Introduction to Supporting Student Learning in HE at UoL
Optional Modules:
- Introduction to Demonstrating
- Advanced Demonstrator session

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

PG Dip LTHE Aimed at those with an interest in exploring the relationship between theory, policy and practice in HE

- EDEV200: Theory and Practice in Learning and Teaching
- EDEV201: Research Methods for Professional Practice
- EDEV403 or EDEV406: Optional Module

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

MA LTHE Following from the PG Dip LTHE, aimed at those wanting to further develop skills in carrying out publishable educational research

-EDEV300: Dissertation Successful completion of PG Dip LTHE 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.

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!”