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Credit-bearing Courses (2016-2017)
Please note that the FAQs below relate to the support offered in 2015-16 only.
The University is currently refreshing its framework for academic staff development and as a consequence of this, we will not be offering credit bearing courses until 2018. Colleagues are able to apply for professional recognition through the Professional Recognition in Student Education (PRiSE) scheme from Autumn 2017.
OD and PL will be supporting colleagues who are currently registered on credit-bearing courses to complete this year, and encourages colleagues to do so. In particular applicants who are yet to complete ULTRA will be supported by OD and PL to complete their attendance and assessment. Where applicable equivalent sessions have been scheduled to enable attendance to be completed.
Registered participants on all credit-bearing courses (i.e. ULTRA, PGCert, PGCAP) who are currently in periods of extension on their original registration will also be supported by OD and PL to complete their course.
Frequently Asked Questions
An open programme of professional development in learning and teaching workshops is being offered (“The Leeds Curriculum: Introduction to Teaching Workshops” and “The Leeds Curriculum: Teaching for research- based learning Workshops” – please click the link to book onto the workshops). Details are also on the SDDU website: https://www.sddu.leeds.ac.uk/.
Yes, To support you to complete the course during 2016-2017 OD&PL is offering workshops equivalent to those on your course to enable you to complete your attendance. Most of these are on the following programmes The Leeds Curriculum: Introduction to Teaching Workshops (“Intro to Teaching”) and The Leeds Curriculum: Teaching for research- based learning Workshops (“Teaching for RBL”). OD&PL is also offering ULTRA Support sessions to support you to complete the assignments (Click here to book).
It is possible to apply for an extension on your completion deadline, but all study and examination requirements, including any re-examinations, must be completed by 1 October 2017 in accordance with the normal University regulations for taught postgraduate awards.
OD and PLPL will not be offering the top up modules to take colleagues to the next stage of the qualification in 2016-2017. This opportunity may be part of a refreshed CPD framework from 2017-2018. In the meantime credits may be used towards other courses in the University http://ses.leeds.ac.uk/info/20170/admissions-related_policies/623/accreditation_of_prior_learning. Credit will normally be acceptable for transfer for a maximum of 5 years from the date it is awarded and any completers of ULTA 1, ULTA2 or ULTRA will be able to use their credits towards any revised provision in the future within that period.
Yes, workshops attended in 2016-2017 may count towards attendance requirements for any future credit-bearing award. They are also evidence of continuing professional development which can be used to support an application for a non-credit bearing award in learning and teaching development.
All workshops in learning and teaching are mapped against the UK Professional Standards Framework, 2011 (UKPSF) and this will also support you to align your development to the UKPSF and work towards any future award.
Similarly any teaching observations you do in 2016-2017 can be used as the basis for reflection for an award.
ULTRA is a postgraduate level credit bearing course (30 credits), which offer credits recognised in UK HE institutions through the credit-transfer scheme. ULTRA is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education, 2011 (UKPSF) at Descriptor 2. Successful completion of the ULTRA leads to professional recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
The UKPSF@Leeds Individual Application for professional recognition is a non-credit bearing application route to professional recognition for your role in teaching and support of student learning against the UKPSF. The route is accredited by the HEA and leads to dual professional recognition by both the University of Leeds and the HEA. Application can be at one of four categories of fellowship, as appropriate to colleagues’ practice: Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow.
A credit bearing course offers you the opportunity to study in a structured way with colleagues at the University in an environment supported by professional staff developers. You are registered as a student of the University and have access to directed learning resources. You are assessed in accordance with University regulations as appropriate for the level of course. On successful completion, credits may be transferred to admission of a higher award and lead to an academic qualification.
A non-credit bearing application route is supported by the University (there are support workshops and online resources to support completion) but is a less structured route to professional recognition. Your application is assessed by a University panel of assessors, but does not carry credits to put towards a qualification.
Both routes require you to engage with professional development in learning and teaching and with the educational literature and scholarship that underpins your teaching practice.
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