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Fellowship resources

The resources on these pages are to help Accredited Programme Leaders, Referees, Accreditors and those judging Fellowship applications.

If you are an individual wanting to apply for Fellowship please visit the the appropriate category of Fellowship and download the guidance pack to begin your application:

Professional Standards Framework 2023

Find out more about the revised framework that emphasises effectiveness and impact, inclusion and context, as fundamental aspects of practice.

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Associate Fellow resources

Associate Fellowship is designed for individuals whose professional role typically includes at least some teaching and/or learning support responsibilities. You can access documents that will help with Associate Fellowship application below, or find out more about Associate Fellowship.

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Fellow Resources

Fellowship is for those who have a more substantive teaching and supporting learning roles and can demonstrate a broad understanding of effective approaches to learning and teaching support as a key contribution to high quality student learning. The application documents are available below or more information is available on our Fellowship page.

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Senior Fellow Resources

Senior Fellows are usually experienced members of staff, for example you may have responsibility for leading, managing or organising programmes, subjects and/or disciplinary areas, who impact and influence on other colleagues. They are able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning. You can find out more details about Senior Fellowship, or download the application documents below.

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Principal Fellow Resources

Principal Fellowship is for highly experienced individuals with wide-ranging strategic leadership responsibilities in connection with key aspects of teaching and supporting learning.  They are able to demonstrate a sustained record of effective strategic leadership in academic practice and development. More information on Principal Fellowship is available, or you can download the guidance documents below.

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Fellowship judgement Resources for Accreditors

If you are one of our Accreditors and make Fellowship judgments, we have a number of resources available for you. Please enter your details and the information will be sent to you.

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Introducing the Professional Standards Framework 2023 (PSF2023)

Launched in 2006 and last revised in 2011, the Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education (PSF) has global recognition for raising the profile of teaching and learning in higher education. The PSF’s contribution to reward and recognition is unsurpassed, being used by individuals, institutions and national bodies.

Following a sector and evidence led review, the PSF 2023 is a more inclusive Framework that recognises the critical role of the context in which practice takes place and is more accessible to all professionals with a role in teaching and supporting learning.

Its focus on effectiveness and impact of practice drives attention to improved outcomes for learners across the global community. The concise, streamlined approach offers clarity and ease of use in professional development, leadership of teaching and learning, strategic enhancement and in fellowship and accreditation settings.

We will be opening applications for fellowship for each of the four categories supported by the PSF 2023 on 3 April 2023, new guidance documents and templates will be available from 1 March 2023.

We will continue to welcome applications made against PSF 2011 until 31 December 2023 for individuals already in the process of developing their application.

Find out more about PSF 2023 and the review