The University is committed to supporting the professional development of its staff. For those with teaching and leadership responsibilities in relation to student engagement and success, there is a requirement for you to obtain recognition through the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and maintain your recognition through constant updating.  This may be through participation in our Academic Professional Apprenticeship or through completing our PgCert in Professional Academic Practice (online). Also, we offer a programme – Advance UWL (accredited by Advance HE)- which confers the post nominals of AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA and PFHEA, which are internationally recognised.

If you would like to apply for recognition, you can complete a short online survey  which will enable us to ensure you are applying for the correct standard. Please complete the survey, download it and send a copy to Marium Malik-Gabol, the programme’s co-ordinator. You should keep a copy for yourself also. Once you have done that, you will be sent an email explaining how you can register on the programme’s Blackboard site where you will find dates for relevant workshops, submission dates and all the advice, guidance and forms you require. Please note, if you are not a member of UWL staff, you may be able to engage with the scheme but will have to pay a fee to Advance HE to gain access to their register. Staff with teaching qualifications not aligned to the UKPSF are encouraged to engage with the programme to update their qualifications. If you have any queries and for further information, please contact Marium Malik-Gabol (