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APDU: Higher Education Teaching and Learning programme

*** This training is provided by the Academic Professional Development Unit (APDU) at Brunel University *** 

The Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) programme is aimed at Doctoral Researchers who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in learning and teaching, in line with the UK Professional Standards Framework (Advance HE, UKPSF, 2011).

As part of the HETL programme, participants will be given free access to the University Teaching: Core Skills online course.

The HETL programme will be offered via a blended learning format which will require participants to independently complete the University Teaching: Core Skills course and participate in workshops at the APDU, where they can critically engage with what they have learnt and reflect on how it ties in with their practice.   

If participants have substantial teaching responsibilities as a GTA, they will be facilitated with submitting a portfolio to achieve AFHEA status after completing this programme.

If participants do not have teaching responsibilities, they will not be able to submit a portfolio but may be eligible for a certificate of completion if the minimum requirements are fulfilled.

Aimed at

Doctoral Researchers who have substantial teaching responsibilities (or will have in the near future)


1. Please read the description and all the information on this page

2. Ensure that you are able to commit to the programme and make the most of this opportunity 

Joining instructions

Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants prior to the session

Key learning outcomes

By participating in this programme, completing the University Teaching: Core Skills online course and fulfilling the recommended activities, participants will

  •  Be able to plan and deliver learning activities 
  •  Discuss how to design assessment and provide feedback
  •  Demonstrate knowledge around student engagement and progress
  •  Recall the key pedagogical theories 
  •  Reflect on their academic practice and CPD

Presented by

Dr Senthila Quirke, Academic Professional Development Unit,

Session outline and aims

As part of this programme, there will be a number of workshops and activities to be completed by the participants. The HETL introduction workshop will provide the key information about this programme.  

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

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