Professional Development

Girls with book roundUCA offers a range of professional development opportunities for staff. Whether you are looking to obtain a formal teaching qualification, or explore new ways of enhancing your teaching or supporting learning, we can provide you with the support you need.

  • Introduction to Creative Education: this is a new 3 day intensive in learning, teaching and assessment in the creative arts.  Of particular interest to teaching staff who are new to UCA, or just looking for an opportunity to refresh their teaching practice.  Anyone who is interested in applying for HEA fellowship this year, is strongly recommended to attend this course.


  • PGCert in Creative Education: this is an 8-month online course that is a recognised teaching qualification for staff working in Higher Education. The course enables you to learn about inclusive learning, teaching, and assessment in creative contexts, and to relate your role to the wider context of the Higher Education sector. The course enables you to achieve professional recognition as an Associate Fellow and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Find out more.
  • HEA Professional Recognition: this is a 5-month programme that enables you to become an Associate Fellow, Fellow or Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). These routes to fellowship of the HEA are also recognised teaching qualifications for staff working in Higher Education. Our Professional. Recognition programme provides you with opportunities to review and reflect on your experiences of teaching and/or supporting learning, and to make connections with colleagues from across the university. Find out more.
  • myLearning and Development: this area contains a range of e-learning modules. These provide a quick and easy way for you to develop your knowledge and skills in a range of teaching related areas, including: