The University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework

The ULTRA framework has been developed to ensure that all those who teach at the University have the opportunity to engage in effective Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and gain recognition for high quality teaching.

The Framework meets the standards set in the United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework and has been accredited by the Higher Education Academy. This means that University of Liverpool staff can apply for professional recognition of their learning and teaching through ULTRA and achieve HEA Fellowship at the same time.

Who is eligible

The ULTRA framework is a six month programme (although it takes some participants far less time) and is available to staff who have around 3+ years’ substantial experience of teaching in higher education. The programme is asynchronous in nature and so participants can work through the modules at their own speed within the six month window.

All academic staff new to teaching, and staff who wish to pursue an academic qualification in learning and teaching, should undertake one of Liverpool's accredited programmes in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. More information can be found on the Academic Development Programmes pages.


To register for ULTRA please complete the Registration form. You will then be added to the ULTRA Canvas Site where there is clear guidance for how to complete the programme and submit your application.

HEA Recognition Panels

Please contact Academic Development for information about the next recognition panel for Principal Fellowship.

Associate Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow applications should be submitted to a Recognition Panel on one of these dates:

Deadline for Application Submission (Canvas)

Deadline for Panel Review

27 April 2022

13 May 2022

15 June 2022

1 July 2022

30 September 2022

28 October 2022

1 November 2022

1 December 2022

19 January 2023

16 February 2023

9 March 2023

7 April 2023

27 April 2023

25 May 2023

15 June 2023

14 July 2023