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UK Professional Standards Framework


The Higher Education Academy’s Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning is applied at Cardiff through our Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (PCUTL) The framework describes the roles of teaching and supporting learning within the HE environment¬†from a practitioners perspective.

The HEA has also developed a Recognition Scheme has been developed with the aim of raising the status of teaching in higher education referenced against the UKPSF. Through this practitioners can gain recognition as an Associate, Fellow or Senior Fellow. PCUTL is accredited to offer a pathway for recognition against the standards to both Associate or Fellow. It is also possible to gain individual recognition on the basis of teaching experience. There is more information on the PCUTL website.