Teaching Qualification Routes

The Academic Development team offer a range of development programmes for staff wishing to gain teaching qualifications.

The below flowchart can support staff in deciding which programmes to engage with depending on prior teaching experience.

Academy Development Teaching Qualification programmes flowchart

Summary of Flowchart

If a prospective applicant has no HESA valid teaching qualifications (TQs), they have training and accredited Learning and Teaching CPD options based on teaching experience as below.

  • No experience of teaching in HE - the Introduction to Supporting Student Learning workshop is recommended
  • Limited experience of teaching in HE - FLTHE is recommended
  • Substantive teaching experience but less than 3 years of experience in HE - PGCAP is recommended
  • Three or more years of teaching experience in HE (with or without a recognised TQ) - ULTRA is recommended

If a prospective applicant already has HESA valid teaching qualifications (TQs), they can consider additional TQs based on their own interests or priorities.

They may want to explore a UKPSF related teaching qualification through the ULTRA framework which can lead to becoming an Fellow of HEA.

Download the Academic Development Programmes flowchart.