Courses for 2018-19

Academic Professional Apprenticeship

The Academic Professional Apprenticeship is is practically oriented towards teaching and scholarly practice and developing management and leadership skills. It is a 18-month course and requires participants to spend 20% of their working week engaging in learning activities.

Participants completing the Apprenticeship will be awarded:

  • The Apprenticeship
  • A Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

The Apprenticeship will be open to HE staff outside of the University. It will be mandatory for all University of West London academic staff who are new to Higher Education and meet the eligibility criteria.

Postgraduate Certificate

A new online PG Cert Academic Professional Practice will launch in September. It will be offered as a standalone postgraduate course as well as being one element of the Academic Professional Apprenticeship.

Please contact us if you are interested in receiving further information.

Postgraduate Research Supervision

UWL staff only. Level 7, awaiting SEDA Accreditation.

This programme aims to develop and/or enrich research supervisors’ knowledge of, and professional practice in, postgraduate supervision. The programme offers an opportunity for participants to:

  • challenge their understanding of what it means to be a supervisor in the 21st century
  • think about their role as supervisors
  • understand how students learn
  • rethink their approaches to supervision
  • share experiences and practices

There is an emphasis on the development of reflective practice so that participants can use that ability to enhance their professional development and the students’ learning experiences.

The first edition of the programme is running between November 2018 and March 2019. Registration is available via Eventbrite.

Mentoring and Coaching for Supporting the Development of Academic Practice

UWL staff only. Awaiting SEDA Accreditation.

The Mentoring and Coaching for Supporting the Development of Academic Practice course is designed for practitioners who would like to act as mentors to colleagues.

The course will guide you on providing a collegial and supportive mentoring experience for your mentees. You will very much have the opportunity to put mentoring principles into practice, and you will experience both being mentored and acting as a mentor.

The course will run over four days, over the course of several months, with activities and practice taking place in between sessions. Dates for the next course are: Jan 10th, Feb 7th, Feb 14th, May 23rd, 2019. All sessions will be run in BY04.003 and last from 9-5pm. The assessment deadline is August 2nd. You can sign up through the CPD Framework tab on this site. All sessions must be attended in order to obtain your qualification. 

Future developments

Further courses are planned: a programme for doctoral students who teach, an online Masters in Higher Education research and practice, a PhD and professional doctorate opportunities.