Application process for HEA Fellowship

The HEA has reviewed its application process for individuals from its subscribing institutions applying for Fellowship on completion of HEA accredited professional development provision, for example, a PG Certificate in teaching and learning in HE, or accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) schemes.

To date, applications made two or more years after the successful completion of an HEA accredited course have been subject to a fee. Having listened to a number of concerns fed back from individual applicants and through our partnership managers who work closely with institutions, the HEA understands that there can be very good reasons why some staff may defer making a formal application for Fellowship for some time after successful completion of accredited provision.

Therefore we will no longer have a fee for applications for Fellowship from individuals who have successfully completed HEA accredited provision, provided: first, that the individual is or was employed at the subscribing institution, and second, the provision was accredited by the HEA at the time they started their study. In all other cases, regardless of the subscribing status of the provision provider, an application fee will still apply in order to cover the costs of administering those applications.

Application fees 2016/17

  Accredited Provision (individual from a subscribing institution - strategic or accredited) Accredited Provision (individual from a non-subscribing institution) Direct application to the HEA (individual from a subscribing institution - strategic or accredited) Direct application to the HEA (individual from non-subscribing institution)
Associate Fellow

No cost

£100

£100

£200

Fellow

No cost

£200

£200

£400

Senior Fellow

No cost

£300

£300

£600

Principal Fellow

No cost

£500

£500

£1000

Individuals who have successfully completed an HEA accredited course two or more years ago can apply for HEA Fellowship by making a request to their programme leader where they studied to enter their details in the respective institution’s accredited provision section in the HEA’s MyAcademy.

The HEA encourages everyone who has successfully completed accredited provision to apply for Fellowship. Fellowship is closely aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education. It is a nationally recognised way in which individuals and institutions alike can accurately and simply reflect their commitment to learning and teaching and their professional development by clear recognition of their progress in this increasingly important aspect of role.