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Providing quality HE provision in colleges and how the HEA can support you.

Steve Outram – HE in FE Lead, HEA


UKPSF 2011

The hea and college based he he in fe
The HEA and College-based HE can support you.( HE in FE)

  • Thinking strategically about college-based HE and student learning experiences within the new context of changing transactional, transformational and competitive relationships


  • Scholarship and Research

  • Teaching, learning and assessment

  • Reaching across the UK

  • Maintaining networks

  • Maintaining Partnerships

Scholarship and research
Scholarship and Research can support you.

  • History of workshops

  • Development of resources

  • New inquiry with LSIS, MEG and AoC

    • Literature review

    • Tutors and scholarly activity

    • Scholarship and research in the curriculum

Teaching learning and assessment
Teaching, Learning and Assessment can support you.

  • Report by John Widdowson and Madeleine King

  • Forthcoming workshops

  • Maintaining resources

Reaching across the uk
Reaching across the UK can support you.

  • England

  • Wales – ColegauCymru

  • Scotland

  • Northern Ireland

  • Proposed Summit

  • Membership of Changing the Learning Landscape

Maintaining networks
Maintaining Networks can support you.

  • Through the newsletter

  • Through workshops

  • Through Summit

Maintaining partnerships
Maintaining Partnerships can support you.

  • Subscriber group

  • Working with

    • AoC

    • LSIS

    • ACP

    • CVU

    • QAA

    • MEG

    • Scotland’s Colleges

    • ColegauCymru

    • Colleges Northern Ireland

The ukpsf
The UKPSF can support you.

Aims of the framework
Aims of the Framework can support you.

The UK Professional Standards Framework:

1. Supports the initial and continuing professional development of staff engaged in teaching and supporting learning

2. Fosters dynamic approaches to teaching and learning through creativity, innovation and continuous development in diverse academic and/or professional settings

3. can support you.Demonstrates to students and other stakeholders the professionalism thatstaff and institutions bring to teaching and support for student learning

4. Acknowledges the variety and quality of teaching, learning and assessment practices that support and underpin student learning

5. Facilitates individuals and institutions ingainingformal recognition for quality enhanced approaches to teaching and supporting learning, often as part of wider responsibilities that may include research and/or management activities

Who does the framework belong to
Who does the Framework belong to? can support you.

  • Developed by the Academy

  • On behalf of the sector

  • It is the property of all those with a direct interest in the Higher Education sector

What is the ukpsf
What can support the UKPSF?

  • Describes the professional role of ‘teaching and supporting learning’ in HE …

  • Practitioner perspective …

  • Expressed as Dimensions - used to construct…

  • Four Descriptors comprehensively covering teaching and learning support roles within HE.

What is it for
What is it for? can support you.

The Framework provides a means to comprehensively:

  • Benchmark

  • Develop

  • Recognise & reward …

    teaching and learning support roles within HE.

Comprehensive can support you.








Areas of Activity can support you.

Undertaken by teachers and supporters of learning within HE

The Dimensions

Professional Values

Someone performing these activities should embrace and exemplify

Core Knowledge

Needed to carry out those activities at the appropriate level

The Areas of Activity can support you.

Design & plan (A1)






& Develop (A5)

Teach/support learning (A2)

Assess & feedback (A3)

What are the descriptors
What are the Descriptors? can support you.

  • Short statements…

  • Key characteristics…

  • Four categories HE, T & LS roles.

Activities can support you.

A1Design and plan learning activities

and/or programmes of study

A2 Teach and/or support learning

A3 Assess and give feedback to learners

A4 Develop effective learning

environments and approaches to

student support and guidance

A5 Engage in continuing professional can support you.

development in subjects/disciplines

and their pedagogy, incorporating

research, scholarship and the

evaluation of professional practices

Core knowledge
Core Knowledge can support you.

The subject material

K2 Appropriate methods for teaching

and learning in the subject area and at

the level of the academic programme

K3 How students learn, both

generally and within their subject/

disciplinary area(s)

K4 The use and value of appropriate

learning technologies

K5 Methods for evaluating the can support you.

effectiveness of teaching

K6 The implications of quality assurance

and quality enhancement for

academic and professional practice

with a particular focus on teaching

Professional values
Professional Values can support you.

V1 Respect individual learners and

diverse learning communities

V2 Promote participation in higher

education and equality of

opportunity for learners

V3 Use evidence-informed approaches

and the outcomes from research,

scholarship and continuing

professional development

V4 Acknowledge the wider context in can support you.

which higher education operates

recognising the implications for

professional practice

Activity 1 fellowship categories
Activity 1: Fellowship categories can support you.

  • Explore the distinction between the Descriptors

  • What kinds of experience and development would be needed to move from one category to another?

  • Which category is right for you?

The fellowship scheme
The Fellowship Scheme can support you.

The Academy recognises staff against the UKPSF through its Fellowship scheme.

Associate Fellow = D1

Fellow = D2

Senior Fellow = D3

Principal Fellow = D4

Applying for recognition
Applying for recognition can support you.

You can apply for recognition against the UKPSF in two ways:

Direct application route

Successful completion of an accredited institutional programme or scheme

The direct application route
The direct application route can support you.

For Associate Fellow and Fellow:

  • Account of Professional Practice

    • Analytic approach

    • Structured round Areas of Activity

    • Core Knowledge and Prof Values - explicit

    • 3000 words for Fellow

    • 1400 words for Associate Fellow

  • Two referees + confirming institutional signatory

  • Assessed by accreditors appointed from the sector

Fees can support you.

  • 1 )        Professional Recognition of individuals (non-accredited schemes) - that it is, individuals applying on the basis of their experience

  • Associate Fellow - Subscriber - £100, Non-subscriber – £200

  • Fellow - Subscriber - £200, Non-subscriber - £300

  • Senior Fellow Subscriber - £300, Non-subscriber - £500

  • Principal Fellow - Subscriber - £500, Non-subscriber - £700

  • 2)         can support you.Professional Recognition of individuals (Accredited schemes) – that is individuals applying having completed HEA accredited provision

  • Subscriber – £0,

  • A link to the tariff charges for all HEA work is at:


Key principles for all applicants
Key principles for all applicants can support you.

  • Claim

  • Engagement

  • Reflection

  • Alignment

  • Commitment

  • CPD – evidence based

  • Quality

  • Currency

  • Sufficiency

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Activity 2 reflection
Activity 2: Reflection can support you.

  • Identify and share your own engagements with teaching and learning, both current and in the past

  • Take an example from your own practice and explore how you might use this activity reflectively to provide evidence for Area of Activity One

  • Develop alternative approaches to presenting the evidence

Senior fellowships
Senior Fellowships can support you.

  • Account of Professional Practice

    • Synoptic approach

    • Reflective narrative

    • Two case studies of professional practice

    • c) 6000 words

  • Two referees + confirming institutional signatory

  • Assessed by accreditors appointed from the sector

Principal fellowship
Principal Fellowship can support you.

  • Account of professional practice

    • Record of educational impact

    • Reflective account of practice

  • Three advocate statements

  • Confirming institutional signatory

  • Assessed by panel of 3 accreditors

  • Next steps strategies
    Next steps – strategies can support you.

    • Form into pairs/trios – based on chosen category

    • Agree next review date with partners

    • Set target for completion

    You can use the framework to
    You can use the framework to: can support you.

    • Gain recognition for your own teaching and learning support activities

    • Plan and guide your own Continuing Professional Development in the area of teaching and learning

    • Promote the professionalisation of teaching and learning support within Higher Education

    And you can use it to
    And you can use it to: can support you.

    • Foster creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning

    • Enable staff to gain recognition and reward for developing their capabilities as teachers and supporters of learning

    • Gain Academy accreditation for education development programmes and schemes

    And also
    And also: can support you.

    • Enhance the quality and prominence of teaching and learning activities

    • Facilitate and support the design and delivery of initial and continuing education development programmes and activities

    • Demonstrate to students and other stakeholders the professionalism that staff and institutions brings to teaching and support for student learning

    And also1
    And also: can support you.

    • Develop policies and systems for the recognition and reward of teaching and learning support staff

    • Promote a strong culture of teaching and learning support

    To find out more
    To find out more can support you.

    • About the Framework

    • About the Fellowship scheme

    • About Accreditation