International services

Contact

For further information contact Doug Pearce, International Development Manager at international@heacademy.ac.uk or telephone 01904 717500

 

International Services Brochure (PDF 403KB)

We work across the global higher education system to bring about changes that improve the quality of teaching and the learning experience for students, helping to ensure the education they receive is world-class. 

We are proud of our global connections and our international clients value our expertise.  Our range of products and services has been specially designed to meet your needs.

We can partner:

Our international services at a glance

Governments and ministries Universities
  Senior university leaders Managers of learning and teaching Faculty Staff (new and experienced teachers)

By using a ‘train the trainer’ model, the HEA ensures that countries become self-sufficient in their staff development techniques and contribute towards preparing independent, self-motivated graduates ensuring a gold standard in teaching quality across the globe.

International services for governments and ministries 

National Frameworks for Teaching Quality (2 or 3 years)

We support governments and ministries across the world to develop professional standards frameworks in higher education learning and teaching, refining the well-established approach used in the UK to meet your specific cultural, operational or policy-related needs.

As global leaders in learning and teaching enhancement, we are uniquely positioned to advise on the approach that best meets your needs, drawing on our experiences of advising on and implementing such staff development frameworks in the UK and across the world.

Typically, our approach would involve four stages:

  1. establishing a national Professional Standards Framework.  Implementing such a framework will raise teaching standards nationally and enable benchmarking of your teaching staff with those in the UK
  2. developing a National Centre for Teaching Excellence.  We will work with you to identify, train and mentor a select group to manage the development and roll-out of your Professional Standards Framework
  3. development of a Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Skills gaps will be identified for individual teachers and addressed through the development of bespoke training programmes. These programmes can be developed nationally or on an institution by institution basis
  4. skills development workshops.  We will run a series of two-day workshops with key staff to provide training in priority areas such as Fellowship applications, curriculum design and innovative pedagogy

Through our experience, we know that establishing such a framework on a national basis is a significant investment in time and effort. Implementing the framework will generally take between two and three years and the HEA will work closely with you throughout your journey.

International services for senior university leaders

Leading Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LLTHE) (5-10 days)

Our LLTHE programme is designed for universities outside the UK who are looking to enhance their leadership capacity and consolidate their understanding of the dynamic higher education landscape.

The programme is designed to support staff in leadership and executive roles with portfolios covering education, learning and teaching and the student experience. You may be looking to redesign or refresh your university corporate strategies in line with rapidly changing external environments as well as local quality assurance processes. 

Fellowship writing workshop (Senior / Principal Fellowship) (3 days)

Our Fellowship writing workshops are aimed at individuals who seek to benefit from focused and dedicated time to apply for recognition as a Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow. We provide you with a structured environment in which you:

  • engage in critical reflection about your professional practice
  • share issues and discuss experiences with regard to your fellowship application with peers
  • have space and time to progress your thinking and drafting of the narrative for your chosen category of fellowship and future staff development requirements
  • benefit from one-to-one expert support from HEA staff to assist you with action-planning and next steps

International services for managers of learning and teaching 

Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (CLTHE)  (2 -3 years)

We have designed the CLTHE to enable higher education providers who do not currently have continuing professional development (CPD) provision for staff to set up appropriate programmes, benchmarked against the UKPSF.

This bespoke professional development programme will help staff to become more effective and reflective professionals and ultimately lead to better learning outcomes for students. 

Through the certificate, we will build your institution’s internal staff development capacity so that you will eventually be in the position of having your programme accredited by the HEA. In Year 1, we will design and run the programme, in Year 2, we will team-teach it with your staff and in Year 3, we will support you to get the CLTHE accredited.

Teaching skills masterclasses (2-5 days)

Our masterclasses offer you an opportunity to create your own staff training programme. They are designed to address fundamental areas of learning, teaching and assessment in higher education today and you can choose from a wide range of workshops, including: lecturing for the 21st century student; flipping the lecture; making feedback effective; teaching for reflective learning; teaching in a multi-cultural environment and teaching with emotional intelligence.

Curriculum development programme (2 days)

This programme provides participants with the understanding and skills needed to develop an outcomes-based curriculum. 

We will work with you to train programme directors on how to design and implement such a curriculum that encourages innovative teaching and enables students to develop critical thinking skills and enhance their employability prospects.

In addition to the standard two-day programme we can analyse your existing curricula and develop an action plan for future transformation.  

Fellowship writing workshop (Senior Fellows / Principal Fellows) (3 days)

Our Fellowship writing workshops are aimed at individuals who seek to benefit from focused and dedicated time to apply for recognition as a Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow. We provide you with a structured environment in which you: 

  • engage in critical reflection about your professional practice
  • share issues and discuss experiences with regard to your fellowship application with peers
  • have space and time to progress your thinking and drafting of the narrative for your chosen category of fellowship and future staff development requirements
  • benefit from one-to-one expert support from HEA staff to assist you with action-planning and next steps

Subscription

An international subscription to the HEA gives you and your institution access to a unique network of expertise, support and resources, helping you to deliver the best possible learning and teaching experience for your students. International subscription is available to organisations providing university-level education outside the UK.

As well as access to a network of HEA experts with wide experience of academic leadership and practice, around 800 associates and some 60,000 HEA Fellows, international subscription entitles you to:

  • an annual visit focused around your priorities in learning and teaching
  • a dedicated point of contact at the HEA
  • discounted rates for HEA consultancy
  • accreditation of one professional development scheme against the UKPSF per three-year cycle
  • professional recognition for individual teaching staff on completion of an HEA-accredited scheme
  • discounted rates for staff who apply for Fellowship via the HEA’s experienced route
  • discounted rates for attendance at the HEA’s events, conferences and workshops (including live –streamed events and webinars)
  • access to the HEA’s Network of Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Vice-Principals

International services for faculty staff

Teaching skills masterclasses (2-5 days)

Our masterclasses offer you an opportunity to develop your teaching skills. They are designed to address fundamental areas of learning, teaching and assessment in higher education today and you can choose from a wide range of workshops, including: lecturing for the 21st century student; flipping the lecture; making feedback effective; teaching for reflective learning; teaching in a multi-cultural environment and teaching with emotional intelligence.

Skills development workshops (2 days)

These workshops are aimed specifically at individual teaching staff wishing to improve their skills or to be recognised for their teaching quality.During the sessions, participants will be exposed to how UK institutions and staff handle similar challenges. We offer two-day workshops on the following topics:

  • Embedding employability skills in the curriculum: through the use of case studies, participants will be shown how changing the curriculum with employability in mind can have a positive impact on students. Using small-group activities, the programme will actively engage delegates as they learn about the five key elements in designing an outcomes-based curriculum
     
  • Developing innovative pedagogy: this flexible programme offers an opportunity for academic staff to enhance their practice by engaging with ideas and approaches to learning and teaching which are potentially game-changing
     
  • Achieving professional recognition: staff will be supported in making a successful application for Fellowship (at Associate Fellow or Fellow categories). Participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on the quality and effectiveness of their professional practice and share their experiences with the other delegates

Professional recognition online

Applying for HEA Fellowship via the ‘experienced route’ is popular, particularly for those who work independently or for individuals working for higher education providers that do not have HEA-accredited provision.

You can apply to the HEA directly by setting up an account in the ‘My Academy’ section of the HEA website. The application process consists of an Account of Professional Practice (APP) of between 1,400 and 7,500 words, the written support of two referees and payment of a fee where applicable.