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Teaching and Learning

Getting Started in Teaching

3 days

The Higher Education Academy runs a scheme through which everyone who teaches and / or supports learning can apply for professional recognition against the ‘UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education’ (UKPSF). The 3-day ‘Getting started in Teaching’ is an opportunity for you to think about your teaching / learning support practice in ways that will enable you to write an individual application to the HEA for Associate Fellow recognition if you have an active teaching role. The ‘Getting Started in Teaching’ workshop facilitators will highlight how their sessions might help you think about the UKPSF in practically relevant ways. This course is also suitable for staff with a limited amount of teaching experience who wish to prepare for further teaching opportunities.

The workshop is made up of 3 constituent parts which cover the following:

  • Improving the Quality of Student Learning
  • Lecturing Skills
  • Small Group Teaching

Optional pre workshop
If you would like to prepare for the three days by learning more about the UKPSF and the AFHEA application process then please come to a short, workshop, “Getting started in teaching” precursor for staff interesting in Associate Fellowship of the HEA at 10 am on Thursday 1 October.

If you are unable to come to this precursor session, there is another similar workshop open to all academic staff "Achieving Associate / Fellow HEA recognition for your teaching practice" on 12 October 2015.

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

07, 08, 09 October 2015

11th Floor, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DE
09:30 - 16:30
Please note you are required to attend all 3 days.

To book a place on either date please submit your booking request via Core Portal

Provider: HUMRS
Target Audience: RS