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Academic Professional Pathway for Teaching Excellence (APP TE)

Welcome to APP TE!

APP TE is Warwick's learning and teaching development course for staff who are new to the university. The course is 12-months long, part-time, blended learning, and confers Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) on completion. APP TE is a practice-based course, with a mixture of face-to-face workshops, asynchronous online content, and peer learning. Participants will develop their teaching practice, covering topics like assessment and feedback, module design, student engagement, independent learning and professional values. Participants should expect to spend about 8 hours per month on the course, plus some extra time for teaching observations and the summative assessment.

Information for Mentors

If you are mentoring an APP TE participant, or are going to be, click here for information about mentoring on the Pathways. More specific guidance for APP TE mentors can be accessed through the local navigation at the top of that page.

Is APP TE for me?Link opens in a new window

If you are on probation and on a teaching and research contract, completing APP TE should be a condition of your probation.

Click the link above for information about eligibility requirements, probation and exemptions.

What will I learn?Link opens in a new window

APP TE aims to equip participants with a developmental approach to teaching that will serve them for their whole career.

Click the link above for information about the programme content, learning outcomes, delivery pattern, workload and assessment.

How do I sign up?

If APP TE is a probationary requirement for you, then you should be contact within a few weeks of starting your employment at Warwick. You will be sent an application form, and further information, so you can select a cohort to join.

If you believe you should have heard from us and you have not, please email us at

How will I be assessed?Link opens in a new window

Each month, you will complete an activity related to learning and teaching, and submit a piece of writing for formative feedback. At the end of the course, you will revise and submit these documents for summative assessment and feedback. For a full rundown of the assessment tasks, click the title above.

What qualification will I earn?Link opens in a new window

APP TE is accredited by Advance HE, at D2 level. This means that on completion of APP TE, you will be awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). FHEA is an internationally recognised professional qualification. Click the title above for more information.

Contact us

If you have questions about APP TE or your eligibility, please feel free to contact us:

Programme email address:

Programme leaders: Dr. Jennie MillsLink opens in a new window, Will Haywood, Dr. Peter Fossey. Link opens in a new window

Programme Administrator: Judith TaylorLink opens in a new window