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National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS)

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates excellent practice and outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education.

The awards support individuals’ professional development in learning and teaching. Success depends only on excellence, not what stage you are at in your career. The awards are presented at a prestigious ceremony, attracting national and regional media interest.

The HEA manages NTFS on behalf of the funders – the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department for the Economy (DfE) Northern Ireland (now incorporating the responsibilities of DELNI).

Teaching Excellence Awards Support Sessions 2016 - National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and the new Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

The CANTF working with the HEA are offering a series of free regional workshop sessions on the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and the Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE). 

This workshop is in two parts and will offer:

Discussion of NTFS, including:

- an overview of the NTF Scheme and the nomination process;

- a presentation by at least one National Teaching Fellow who will advise about the scheme from their perspective, the work which was presented in their nomination for a NTF award and their subsequent activities;

- discussion of how a nomination can be developed; examples of the level of evidence required; consideration of how to work towards a NTF nomination.

An introduction to the new CATE, including an:

- overview of the pilot scheme led by a member of HEA staff;

- opportunity for discussion about the new scheme.

The event is intended for those involved in the selection and support of nominees for National Teaching Fellowships and CATEs and for prospective nominees and applicants themselves. 

 Places at these events are normally limited to 30, offered on a first-come-first-served basis. To secure a place, please email the named booking contact. Full details will be sent out following your registration. Please find full details of the events, locations and booking contacts here.

We very much look forward to seeing some of you at one of these events.

A community of excellence

Being awarded a National Teaching Fellowship is just the beginning. National Teaching Fellows (NTFs) are an active community of passionate and enthusiastic professionals, working to enhance learning and teaching in their institutions and the sector. There are currently nearly 700 NTFs, representing more than 40 discipline areas. The HEA provides support for individual NTFs and the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF).

Read: Why become a National Teaching Fellow?

Read: Inspiring teaching: NTFs share innovative pedagogical practices in this series of written portraits.


Last updated: 
Thursday, 26 May, 2016