Accreditation policy, submission template and guidance
Advance HE Accreditation Policy Documents 2023
Advance HE accreditation policy 2023, Guide to addressing the criteria for accreditation 2023 and accreditation submission template 2023; use these documents for accreditation submissions for the April 2023 deadline using the PSF 2023.
Professional Standards Framework 2023
Find out more about the revised framework that emphasises effectiveness and impact, inclusion and context, as fundamental aspects of practice.
Advance HE Accreditation Policy Documents 2021-22
Advance HE accreditation policy 2021-22, Guide to addressing the criteria for accreditation 2021-22 and accreditation submission template 2021-22; use these documents for accreditation submissions for the 31 January 2023 deadline or if submitting in March and April 2023 using the PSF 2011.
Introducing the Professional Standards Framework (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 opened the applications for fellowship for each of the four categories supported by the PSF 2023 on 12 April 2023, new guidance documents and templates are available also 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.
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.
Approvals process, guidance and application template
Professional Standards Framework (PSF) Resources Supporting Teaching and Learning Accreditation
- The PSF
- Dimensions of the framework
- Dimensions of the framework: college-based higher education
- Dimensions of the framework: music
- Dimensions of the framework: staff in learning support roles
- Dimensions of the framework: Doctoral supervisors
- Digital Lens on the PSF
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
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.
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.