FLAIR CPD Scheme Writing Workshops and Retreats

In the first instance applicants should come to the relevant writing workshop(s) for their chosen category of Fellowship.

Writing workshops: These are interactive sessions with activities to help applicants to develop and shape ideas to include in the application.

  • D1-D1: We offer two writing workshops - one focusing on Areas of Activity 1 and 2 and another focusing on Areas of Activity 3 and 4 of the UKPSF. The workshops can be attended in either order. Area of Activity 5 is woven across the two workshops
  • D3: The 'Getting started' workshop includes activities for developing ideas for the two major components of the D3 application: the Professional Activity Table (PAT) and the case studies.

Before attending a writing workshop you should watch the UKPSF screencast and look at the handbook and screencast for your chosen category of Fellowship

'Follow up' writing retreats. These are flexible sessions which provide:

  • time and space away from the usual working environment to work on the application;
  • access to useful resources (e.g. exemplar applications);
  • the opportunity to book a thirty minute one-to-one appointment with a FLAIR tutor to ask questions and receive feedback.

The allocation of sessions at 'Follow up' writing retreats varies according to category. Further information is given in the handbooks.

Applicants are not required to attend either the 'Getting started' workshops or the 'Follow-up' writing retreats. However, we strongly recommend attending as we have considerable expertise in what makes a strong application that we can share with you.

You can book a place on a writing workshop or retreat by using the links provided below:

Associate Fellow / Fellow (D1/D2) Applications:

Senior Fellow (D3) Applications:

Follow Up Writing Retreat (All Categories):


Things to do now

  • Find out more by watching the FLAIR CPD screencasts 
  • Book on to a Writing Workshop or Retreat  using the links provided

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