Teaching accreditation and recognition

These pages provide University of Plymouth teaching staff with information on opportunities for attaining recognition for Teaching and Learning in higher education, accredited by Advance HE and mapped against the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). 

We currently run the Introduction to Teaching and Learning (ITL) which is a 5 day 20 credit, M-level taught module which is accredited by Advance HE against the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). The ITL module is for new staff who teach 15 hours+ per annum, have less than three years full time teaching experience in UK Higher Education (HE) and have not yet gained an appropriate qualification or professional recognition. On completion participants will gain 20 credits and Associate Fellowship of Advance HE.

The University seeks to ensure that all staff engaged in teaching activities at Plymouth are appropriately professionally trained. For more information on this please refer to the Policy on Postgraduate Research Students who Teach.

We also offer the Teaching Development Framework (TDF) route for new staff who teach for 15 hours+ per annum, have at least three years full time teaching experience in HE, but have not yet gained an appropriate qualification or professional recognition. For further information for both the ITL module and TDF scheme please follow the links below.

In addition to the above, we also run a one-day, non-accredited workshop for absolute beginners entitled Supporting Assessment, Learning and Teaching (SALT). 

The University seeks to ensure that all staff engaged in teaching activities at Plymouth are appropriately professionally trained. As a result, our staff meet expected professional standards, contributing to the University‚Äôs enterprise mission. For more information on this please refer to the University of Plymouth's Teaching, Accreditation, Recognition and Qualifications Policy.

For further information about the University's teaching, accreditation, recognition and qualifications, please email ed@plymouth.ac.uk