Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

CPD framework: learning and teaching

Information about the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for Learning and Teaching at the University of Edinburgh.

The IAD has worked with key stakeholders across the University to develop a coherent overarching framework for CPD for learning and teaching, mapped against the Professional Standards Framework 2023.

CPD Framework for Learning and Teaching - Diagram (PDF): this is currently being refreshed and will be available soon.

Professional Standards Framework 2023 (PSF23) PDF - download the PDF from the AdvanceHE website

This work provides colleagues involved in teaching, assessment and supporting learning with coherent and flexible pathways for continuing development. We have accreditation for this overarching framework from Advance HE.

About the framework

The Continuing Professional Development Framework provides you with a range of great opportunties to develop as a teacher and work toward Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. These include the Introduction to Academic Practice, the PG Cert in Academic Practice and the Edinburgh Teaching Award.

Through this framework you can gain different levels of Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Becoming a Fellow of the HEA provides national recognition of your commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education.

Introductory video

We have taken down our previous introductory ~5-minute video for a refresh in relation to the updated PSF23.

Once our new video is available, we will add it here.

Get in touch

For further information, please contact:

CPD Framework contact email

Contact details