The Worcester Scheme (Advance HE accredited Fellowship scheme)

For details of the University of Worcester Advance HE accredited CPD scheme for experienced staff (those with experience of teaching or supporting learning in HE) please see the following guide:

Staff Guide Achieving Advance HE Accreditation for CPD in Teaching and Supporting Learning

Information on National Teaching Fellowships

The Worcester Scheme Schedule

Information on Support and Development Schemes for Staff is also available.

Information Workshop

The information workshop provides an introduction to the scheme and is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions.                        

Date Time Location
Tuesday 13 February 2024 12:30 - 14:30  EE 1125
Thursday 20 June 2024 10:00 - 11:30 EE 2012
Tuesday 15 October 2024 12:30 - 14:30     EE G021


Writing workshops

These writing workshops are for staff who have already attended an information workshop and have studied the guidance documents on Blackboard. This workshop will explore the Worcester scheme further and deal with any questions participants may have. There will also be an opportunity to look at the sort of evidence that may be used, so please bring along some ideas for case studies you may be thinking about using.

Date Time Location
Wednesday 13 March 2024 10:00 - 15:00 EGA 1007
Wednesday 10 July 2024 10:00 - 15:00 EGA 1009
Wednesday 13 November 2024 10:00 - 15:00 EE 1125
To register attendance for any of the above please go to the staff development pages.
Submission deadlines   
Monday 15 January 2024
Monday 15 April 2024
Monday 9 September 2024

Late submission will not be accepted. Please note that the maximum number of applications for each panel is capped at 20.

Applications are submitted and managed via the Worcester Scheme Blackboard site. Request access via

The materials on Blackboard work best if you also attend all of the workshops and access online support from the Scheme Directors and / or mentors to help guide you through the process of application. However, attendance at a minimum of one information or support workshop is highly recommended as this generally leads to a successful submission.

PLEASE NOTE: Your application may not be considered if you are involved in any formal Performance Management or Disciplinary procedures; candidate names are provided to HR on a confidential basis prior to assessment to confirm this.

There are a range of activities to support the development of Teaching and Learning at the University which can help you in developing your practice and the evidence that you need to submit your application - these include the Share and Inspire Events and the University's Annual Teaching and Learning Conference. They are not as yet directly mapped against the UKPSF.

The following table summarises the various routes to HEA fellowship recognition available to University of Worcester staff.

Table: Summary HEA fellowship recognition routes available via UW HEA Accredited CPD Scheme      

Staff Category (illustrative) Provision HEA Recognition
Colleagues who support student learning but not as their main role or function e.g. support staff with some teaching, and are experienced (at least 3 years’ experience) Completion of the new UW HEA accredited Associate Fellow Application route (noncredit bearing) Associate Fellow (D1)
Colleagues who support student learning but not as their main role or function (or currently have ‘restricted’ range L&T activities) and/or are new/relatively new (less than 3-5 years’ experience) to L&T 20 credit HEA accredited ‘MAHE 4141: supporting student learning’ Associate Fellow (D1)
Staff with substantive T, L & A responsibilities who teach and support learning as their main role or function and are new or relatively new to L&T 60 credit PgCert in L&T in HE (HEA Accredited) Fellow (D2)
Experienced staff with substantive T, L and A experience (minimum of three years) and for whom teaching and supporting learning is their main role or function Completion of the new UW HEA accredited Fellowship Application route (non-credit bearing) Fellow (D2)
Experienced staff with substantive T, L & A role (minimum of five years) which includes a leadership role and wider impact, sustained success and influence. Successful co-ordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others in relation to L&T. Completion of the new UW HEA accredited Senior Fellow Application route (non-credit bearing) Senior Fellow (D3)
Senior Staff with a strategic University role. Sustained record of effective strategic leadership in academic practice and academic development as a key contribution to high quality student learning. Completion of application direct to HEA supported by mentor from EDU (non-credit bearing) Principal Fellow (D4)

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