Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme

Higher Education Academy (HEA) professional recognition

Learning and teaching is central to the work that we do at our University. The University's Learning & Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme (LTPRS) has been created to ensure all members of our University who teach or support learning have the opportunity to develop their practice and be recognised for this work whatever their role: academic, support or professional services staff.

The Scheme is aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education which is a nationally recognised framework for benchmarking success within higher education teaching and learning support.

We also run introductory sessions so that you can find out more about the scheme, and speak to the team who run it. You find details and book on these sessions through the Learning Management System here.

Information about the Personal Pathway Buddying Scheme can be found here.

The Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme personal pathway is also the route to satisfying the probationary requirements for new academic staff. Please see the webpage on professional development for more information.

A list of fellows for all categories can be found here.

General enquiries to ltprsmypathway@sheffield.ac.uk


The HEA Fellows network is open to everyone at the University of Sheffield who is recognised against any UKPSF Descriptor (D1- AFHEA, D2- FHEA, D3- SFHEA, D4- PFHEA) through any route. The network will give you an opportunity to meet with colleagues from across the University and to celebrate and explore cross-disciplinary teaching practice at TUoS and beyond. Once you have received your fellowship, you will be added to the email list to receive notifications of events.

There is also a Google + community for Senior Fellows, Principal Fellows, Senate Fellows and National Teaching Fellows. This is designed to be a dynamic online community structured around learning and teaching priorities, in which peers can support each other, share expertise, and ask questions. Please visit the University Fellows Community to join and participate.

Engagement with Elevate events and communities of practice can contribute to the evidence you use to support your application for recognition, at any level.