This framework* has been designed by the HEA to support you in offering students choices in how, what, when and where they learn: the pace, place and mode of delivery.
There are multiple benefits of flexible learning. It can empower students to become independent and autonomous, and can help foster graduate attributes that will enable individuals to manage the complexities of 21st century life. When well supported, flexible learning can positively impact upon student recruitment, retention and progression as well as widening participation.
The framework can support a wide ranging audience in higher education, whether at an institutional, faculty or school, departmental or programme level. It can specifically help those with responsibility for strategic planning, programme development, administrative systems and structures, technology relating to learning and teaching, and employer engagement.
Adaptable and flexible to meet your needs
This framework, aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework, can be used in different ways and adapted to your particular context
We provide a complementary toolkit to help you apply it into policy and/or practice.
We also provide consultancy to support you to embed this or any of our other frameworks across your institution, faculty, department, programme.