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Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (CLTHE)

Raise the professional standards of your staff

By establishing a CLTHE in your institution you will raise the professional standards of your staff. The CLTHE is aimed at higher education providers who are looking to develop a robust and high quality professional development qualification for staff involved in teaching and supporting learning.

Programme content

This bespoke certificate is aligned to the Professional Standards Framework (PSF) – dedicated to supporting the development of staff involved in enhancing the learning experience of students. It will help them to become more effective and reflective professionals and ultimately lead to better learning outcomes for your students.

Typically, we support institutions over a three-year period:

Year 1

Following an in-depth assessment of your specific context and requirements, we will design and run the programme for you. We will pilot it with a group of hand-picked participants, deploying ‘train the trainer’ techniques so that you can build internal staff development capacity.

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Year 2

We will team-teach the programme with the group of staff who participated in year one, supporting them as they deliver the programme to their colleagues

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Year 3

We will continue to support your staff, with the expectation that your hand-picked group will be able to run the CLTHE independently to a new group with minimal support from Advance HE. Based on the progress of this internal group in delivering the programme we can then assist you towards achieving official Advance HE accreditation of the CLTHE.

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Participants who successfully complete the CLTHE at a subscribing institution will be awarded Fellowship. This is an internationally recognised badge of professional competency for those who teach and support learning in higher education.

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CLTHE programme transforms Thai institution

Walailak University in Thailand started working with Advance HE in 2018 and are now supporting a fourth cohort of staff taking the Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (CLTHE) has reported that student retention has increased by 30% since they started working on developing and recognising their teaching staff.

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If you are interested in our solutions complete the form below and our Global Solutions brochure will be sent to you. One of the team will be in touch shortly to discuss your needs. 

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