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Course Design Blueprint

Continuing Professional Practice

Continuing Professional Practice plays an integral role in the provision of an excellent academic experience for all within our community. CELT is one source of CPD, and provides a range of activities, including taught routes to HEA Fellowship, a portfolio based route, funding for research projects, task and finish groups and skills based activities in relation to course design, the effective use of our OLE and supporting students through coaching. 

Training for all teaching staff

We ask all teaching staff to complete the following elements of the CELT training offer:

Baseline training for teaching staff
DigiPath DigiPath are a series of online training programmes developed by the Learning Design team. They cover all aspects of learning and teaching delivery. 

HEA Fellowship


HEA Fellowship can be directly awarded by the University at Associate Fellow (D1), Fellow (D2) and Senior Fellow (D3). D1 and D2 can be achieved via the PgCAP or Apprenticeship in Academic Practice. All can be achieved through the PASSPORT route. 
Peer Review and Enhancement Peer Review and Enhancement is a critical activity for the quality assurance and enhancement of the delivery of our learning and teaching. Observations should be made of live teaching activity but we also strongly encourage review of other practices including those relating to assessment and feedback and use of Brightspace. 
Personal Academic Coach

The Personal Academic Coach is one part of the University's coaching culture. It is a core component in how we work with our students, to help them develop beyond their subject-based knowledge and skills. 


Research and knowledge exchange

Ongoing engagement with your subject area is equally critical for the ongoing success of your programme and students. As the University develops its areas of distinctiveness and the Research Excellence Framework there are an increasing number of ways to engage with research, but to also engage with stakeholders, communities and enterprises through knowledge exchange activities.