The HEA Fellowship CPD Route is a teaching recognition and qualification scheme for staff (academic, support, technical) and PGRs with experience of teaching and/or supporting learning in higher education. For further information, please contact

The HEA (part of the UK national teaching and learning sector organisation ‘Advance HE’) oversees and manages the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF), through which individuals can benchmark their experience and expertise in higher education teaching and learning support, at four categories of fellowship: Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow. Keele’s HEA CPD Route enables individuals to gain HEA fellowship status and provides national recognition of commitment to professionalism in teaching and supporting learning. The HEA CPD Route aims to:

  • Align with and promote the UKPSF and reflect the aspirations of the HEA;
  • Contribute to achieving Keele’s strategic objectives for teaching, learning and staff development;
  • Be effective in supporting departmental, school and faculty teaching and learning objectives;
  • Support participants in developing and enhancing their professional practice;
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the student learning experience;
  • Contribute to individuals’ career development and progression;
  • Offer a collaborative and supportive professional development route which harnesses expertise from across the institution and provides opportunities for peer to peer learning, networking and dissemination.

Use the links below to find out more about the different categories of Fellowship, how to apply, and previous successful applicants: