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Courses and Programmes

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Whether you choose postgraduate study or a taught programme leading to professional recognition, our courses offer high quality learning experiences tailored to your own teaching contexts. With ADC, you will:

  • harness and expand your professional knowledge and understanding;
  • focus on personal teaching priorities;
  • engage with latest findings from research and scholarship;
  • apply your learning to practice with authentic learning and assessment;
  • be part of a learning community;
  • benefit from the support of experienced and committed educators.

HEA Fellowship

HEA Fellowship offers valuable professional recognition, enhancing your teaching practice and academic profile. Whether you are just setting out or leading learning and teaching at strategic level, we offer a pathway to Fellowship. Your professional experience and current responsibilities will determine the appropriate pathway for you.


The Academic and Professional Pathway for Postgraduates Who Teach is a part-time programme. It encompasses first steps into teacher education, exploring key principles and ideas. It offers participants the chance to become an Associate Fellow of the HEA and the opportunity to expand and enhance teaching skills and understanding by working closely postgraduates from across the university.


The Academic and Professional Pathway for Teaching Excellence is a part-time, practice-based programme, successful completion of which awards Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. The programme considers key educational theories, and draws upon the evidence-base provided by recent scholarship and educational research to create an understanding of teaching excellence within your discipline.


The Postgraduate Award in Technology Enhanced Learning is a part-time programme, designed to support participants as they carry out a Technology Enhanced Learning project. There are many opportunities to work collaboratively and share ideas with fellow participants. You have a choice between two pathways - Route 1 leading to Associate Fellowship of the HEA and Route 2 leading to Fellowship of the HEA.


The new Postgraduate Award in Curriculum Development in Higher Education is open to staff with teaching responsibilities, including postgraduate researchers with GTA or STP teaching contracts. It is organised around the elements of a five-phase design process. In each of the first five months, you will learn about and practice a step in the design process.


The Academic and Professional Pathway for Experienced Staff is a continuing professional development programme which has been accredited by the Higher Education Academy to confer the status of Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow. This pathway supports experienced staff in their engagement with the UK Professional Standards Framework and helps them to evidence their engagement through either the Dialogic Route or the Written Route.