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Learning and Teaching

About Fellowship of the HEA

If you're looking for information about how to gain recognition for your teaching by becoming a HEA Fellow, you're in the right place.

The York St John University Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Framework brings together all our academic staff development into a single scheme that is mapped to the various descriptors (D) of the sector recognised UK Professional Standards Framework

What this means for you is that we can assess staff in-house and award Fellowship recognition to those who are deemed to meet the professional standards at three of the descriptor levels: Associate Fellow (D1), Fellow (D2) and Senior Fellow (D3). Furthermore unlike a direct application to the AdvanceHE, it will cost you nothing.

Which category of Fellowship is right for you?

If you're not sure which category of fellowship to make a claim against, try the Fellowship Category Tool. It doesn't take long to complete and provides you with a report that you can use as the basis for an initial discussion.

If you are a York St John member of staff and would like to find out more about becoming a HEA Fellow, please contact for more information.

Fellowship brings you a range of benefits:

Consolidates personal development and evidence of professional practice in your higher education career;   Provides a valuable measure of success and is increasingly recognised by international institutions; 
  Demonstrates commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development;   Fellowship is increasingly sought by employers across the education sector as a condition of appointment and promotion;
  For individuals, to identify their expertise with the entitlement to use post-nominal letters (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA, PFHEA);   Provides institutional assurance to prospective students regarding the value we place on teaching quality throughout our institution.

CPD Scheme: Recognising Academic Practice