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Accreditation resources

The resources on this page provide guidance and the means by which accreditation applications are made, along with documentation for the annual review of CPD schemes, approvals guidance and the Continuum Model of Scholarship. If you have any further questions please contact

Accreditation policy, submission template and guidance

Advance HE Accreditation Policy Documents 2023-24

Advance HE accreditation policy 2023, Guide to addressing the criteria for accreditation 2023-24 and accreditation submission templates 2023-24 2023.  Use these documents for September 2023 October 2023, January 2024 and March 2024 submissions. 

Advance HE Accreditation Policy Documents 2023-24

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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Introducing the Professional Standards Framework (PSF 2023)

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. 

The PSF 2023 is an 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. 

Find out more about PSF 2023 and the review
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CDF 2021-22 - Utilising the Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning for strategic transformation

It is widely recognized the PSF is a useful tool in understanding and developing teaching practices. This project includes eight examples of best practices, guiding principles, and corresponding practices for institutions aiming to further their strategic goals through the purposeful and strategic deployment of the PSF.

The principal aim of the project is to collate and curate a small number of institutional case studies that identify and explain how the PSF has been utilised in institutional initiatives designed to achieve strategic change and/or institutional transformation.

The Report and the Case Studies

A variety of UK and international Higher Education providers are represented in the collection. The eight case studies are written by those with responsibility for AHE-accredited CPD, and senior leaders with ultimate responsibility for teaching and learning at their institution.

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Supporting Teaching and Learning Accreditation

A transition period of two years from the 31 January 2023 is in place to support institutions to make any changes in a structured, planned way and at a pace to suit them. We will work with our member institutions to develop appropriate support and plans for existing accredited schemes and for those organisations in the process of seeking accreditation. Please contact if you have any questions.

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The Continuum Model of Scholarship

The Continuum Model of Scholarship has emerged from the college-based higher education (CBHE) sector and is presented here by Dr Dave Collins as a possible new way of reflecting upon scholarship. It would hope to facilitate discussions between individuals and their mentors or supervisors regarding engagement in scholarship and has the potential as a developmental tool for the integration of scholarship within learning and teaching in higher education. The Continuum Model of Scholarship has been developed in alignment with the Professional Standards Framework (PSF 2023) for Teaching and Supporting Learning and would be of interest to those with responsibility for the enhancement of teaching and learning and associated scholarship across a wide variety of institutional settings.

The Continuum Model of Scholarship
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An Insight into Teaching and Learning Accreditation - Video Series

We have produced a number of videos to introduce you to accreditation, take you through the criteria for accreditation and our review processes.

View the playlist