Centre for Learning and Teaching

Professional recognition

We offer you a number of different ways to continue the professional development of your learning and teaching career. We also provide support for individuals and teams to gain formal, external recognition for their contribution to learning and teaching.

Our routes to recognition

The Bath Course

We can support you in attaining a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) through participation in the Bath Course in Enhancing Academic Practice.

The Bath Scheme

We have developed The Bath Scheme for Professional Recognition of Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education, that will encompass a variety of ways for staff who teach or support learning to gain recognition for their professional practice. This Scheme has now been acredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Through the Bath Scheme we will be able to confer the status of Associate Fellow (AFHEA), Fellow (FHEA) or Senior Fellow (SFHEA) of the Higher Education Academy.

There is also a D4 (Principal Fellow), however this is not currently included within The Bath Scheme. You can attain D4 via an individual entry route to the HEA. For further details and support to make a claim at D4 please contact Dr Rachael Carkett.

National routes to recognition includes awards presented by:

The process for submission and nomination for awards varies. There are some national schemes that are managed and co-ordinated at institutional level and some directly by individual members of staff. We aim to keep you informed of timescales, criteria and nomination/submission processes.

Where relevant we will offer advice and guidance on all submissions as required.