FLAIR: CPD Route

cpdpicWhat is the FLAIR CPD scheme?

The FLAIR CPD scheme is an internal peer-review process through which experienced colleagues can gain professional recognition for their work in teaching or supporting learning. The scheme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and allows us to award all four categories of HEA Fellowship (Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow).  

Who can apply?

All colleagues with experience of teaching and/or supporting learning in higher education can apply for professional recognition through the scheme. The CPD scheme also supports colleagues who already have Fellowship in reapplying for a new category of Fellowship in recognition of experience gained since the initial award.

The scheme is for experienced staff, so how much experience do I need?

To meet the assessment requirements (the relevant Descriptors of the UKPSF) applicants need to demonstrate sustained impact on teaching and learning within a Higher Education context. It is, therefore, expected that applicants will usually have been teaching or supporting learning in HE for a period of three years or more. However, it is the applicant's impact that is most important, not simply the period of service or number of contact hours with learners.

What does it involve?

To learn more about the application requirements, please read the relevant Handbook and watch the screencasts for each category of Fellowship.

What support will I receive?

  • regular writing workshops and retreats where experienced FLAIR tutors will support you with writing your application
  • a thirty minute one-to-one 'Fit to Submit' appointment shortly before submission
  • a growing community of people with Fellowship across the institution who can provide informal support.

What to do next

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Why might you apply?

Resources for applications at:

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