Advance HE Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. It provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning and is also recognised internationally. Each of the four categories have their own application forms, mapping documentation and guide. See the links on this page to access them.

Below are the panel dates for this academic year.  Please note that results will be released in the week following each panel:  

Panel Dates 2021/2022 

Submission Cut Off Date Panel Dates
Wednesday 8th September 2021  Wednesday 20th October 2021
Wednesday 12th January 2022  Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Wednesday 18th May 2022 Wednesday 29th June 2022

Change of process!- Registration for the CUFPA Direct Route Scheme for Professional Accreditation with Advance HE

We have now introduced the Aula platfom to replace Moodle. In the right hand menu bar you will see a link to the page where you need to Register your intention to submit an application for Professional Accreditation with Advance HE via the CUFPA scheme and also the Panel you wish to register for. Please note that new registrations are added to Aula on a weekly basis. Therefore, it will take a few days until you see the Advance HE: Applying for Professional Accreditation on your Aula list, so make sure you register early, to access supporting materials and avoid missing any submission deadlines. 

What should I do next?

It is recommended that you book on to one of the Advance HE Professional Recognition webinars or workshops.    

You can access the booking system via the following links on each page or access the academic courses and workshops booking system via the Staff Portal. You can login in with your usual University username and password.   Type in 'Advance' to go straight to the appropriate page.

There are regular webinars/workshops for those wishing to apply for Fellowship of Advance HE.  The workshops are:

  • Applying for Advance HE Fellowship (D1 - D3)
  • Applying for Principal Fellowship (D4)
  • Writing workshops/webinars - aimed at those working on their application.

Putting together a D1-D3 application will be expected to take around four to five dedicated days, once you have collected the relevant information.

1 to 1 Support Slots

There are also a few 1 to 1 support sessions available via Teams, for those who have already attended a workshop or webinar and produced a draft of their application, but need some additional help before submission (one session only per person please).  Alternativly, draft applications may be emailed to Susan Bray for some general feedback.

Which category of Fellowship is right for me?

Initially, if you are not sure which category of Fellowship to apply for you may find this link from Advance HE useful. The Fellowship Category Tool has been designed to assist you in selecting the category of Fellowship that is the closest match to your current practice :-

Fellowship Category Tool

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PGCAPHE) 

If you are on a full-time academic contract and have been teaching in HE for less than five years (full time equivalent), you are required to take the PGCAPHE.  This is a teaching qualification which also gives you Advance HE Fellowship on successfully completing the course.

Contact Susan Bray if you need initial advice or as you progress through your application. Attending a workshop or webinar is strongly recommended. 

Susan Bray,  Academic Developer (Professional Recognition),