Foundations in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

This page contains information relevant to those who teach and support learning at the University of Liverpool, including early career researchers, GTAs and teaching support staff.

Foundations of Learning & Teaching is a developmental programme aimed at those new to teaching in Higher Education. The programme aims to support inexperienced HE teachers in the development of their teaching skills and ideas in the context of their current role, and to increase their understanding and appreciation of alternative approaches and wider viewpoints of teaching and learning issues. Much of the benefit of the course derives from the opportunity to work with peers in similar situations from across the university in a cross-curricular 'community of practice', sharing ideas and experiences of teaching.

The programme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the national body which champions teaching excellence. On successful completion of the programme, you will be entitled to become an Associate Fellow of the HEA, a national recognition of your development within Higher Education learning & teaching.

The programme is made up of three core components, to be completed over the course of one academic term.

  1. One day workshop - Introduction to Supporting Student Learning
    Find out about dates for this as well as workshops for new demonstrators here
  2. A combination of on-line case studies with a half day workshop focusing on developing reflective practice as a teacher
  3. Reflection on and improvements to practice through work-based learning in the form of observations of professional practice and peer discussions

The autumn 2019 intake of the FLTHE programme is now full. The next available cohort will start in February 2020.

If you are interested in participating in the next available cohort (February – May 2020), please complete the application form here:

The FLTHE Handbook provides further information about the programme.

Please contact Eli Saetnan if you have any queries about the programme (