Developing your teaching

The University provides a range of professional development and recognition, opportunities for staff and postgraduates who teach and support student learning.

60 credit Masters level programme for early career lecturers and teaching staff, encouraging critical reflection on practice and supporting effective engagement and academic responsibilities; accredited by the Higher Education Academy


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Workshops for Programme Leaders covering the York Pedagogy, leadership of teaching teams and the contexts for development and evaluation of the curriculum

 A suite of tailored workshops on a wide range of learning technologies, including multimedia, mobile lecture recording and e-assessment

Continuing professional development in learning and teaching for experienced staff, undertaken through peer support groups and accredited by the Higher Education Academy

Which programme is right for me?


 Forum work and one-off events and workshops on a variety of learning enhancement themes

20 credit Masters level module designed to support staff with specific teaching, learning support or teaching support responsibilities; accredited by the Higher Education Academy


60 credit Masters level distance learning programme for health professionals, developing participants’ knowledge and skills as tutors, educators and researchers; accredited by the Higher Education Academy



Forum dedicated to exploring influential and emerging pedagogical research, supporting staff to engage in learning and teaching scholarship and disseminating the findings of scholarship within the University of York

University policy aimed at providing a collegial, flexible means of demonstrating, developing and enhancing the excellence of educational provision in departments


Seeking professional recognition?

Our routes to professional recognition are underpinned by the principle of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), which aims to improve quality and recognise excellence in Higher Education.  Completing one of the masters-level programmes or engaging with the York Professional and Academic Development scheme (YPAD) leads to professional recognition through the award of a Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowship most appropriate to your role and career stage.

Routes by Career Stage and Role                                  

Associate Fellow A YPAD Programmes and Courses
Assoc Fellow B Assoc Fellow C Paintbrush version‌  Assoc Fellow D Paintbrush version
HEA Fellow Silver oval      
YPAD Peer Action Learning Group Fellow B Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) Silver square Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions Education (PGCHPE) Silver square
HEA Senior Fellow A      
YPAD Action Learning Group   Senior Fellow B    
Principal Fellow A      
YPAD One-to-One Mentoring Principal Fellow B