How to apply to the Professional Development Scheme

How to apply to the Professional Development Scheme for the Enhance Professional Development Scheme.

Before attending a workshop

Advance HE (formerly HEA) have now launched a new Fellowship Category Tool.

You can use it to help you to decide which category of fellowship suits you best and which briefing workshop to attend.

Read the scheme handbook and use the self-assessment tool to help select the correct briefing for your experience.

If you have less than two years experience in teaching and/or learning support in higher education you should look at our taught routes to fellowship, see First Steps and PgCHEP

Briefing Workshop for AFHEA and FHEA

If you are interested in finding out more about applying for AFHEA or FHEA via the Enhance PD&R Scheme then sign up for one of these workshops using the booking form

  • 27th October 2021 10-11.30am
  • 18th January 2022 2-3.30pm
  • 20th April 2022 2-3.30pm

Briefing Workshop for AFHEA for Professional and Technical Services Staff (all 2.00 - 3.30pm)

  • 26th October 2021
  • 10th February 2022

Sign up using the booking form

Thinking about Senior Fellowship 

  • 23rd February 2022 - 2.00 - 3.30
  • 18th May 2022 - 2.00 - 3.30

If you feel you have both:

  • a sustained track record of effective teaching and/or learning support practice in higher education
  • plus a range of evidence of influencing wider teaching and learning support practices e.g. your colleagues, curriculum

Even if you think this may be relevant to you in the future you might be interested in attending this workshop.

The session will focus on the nature of HEA Senior Fellowship and the types of experience and evidence needed to make a successful claim through the ENHANCE PD&R Scheme.  Sign up using the booking form.

Considering Principal Fellowship

If you wish to explore how your experience might be used for a Principal Fellowship application we recommend that you:


We welcome you to this initiative and hope that you will find the process interesting and useful.

Dr Sarah Floyd PFHEA
ENHANCE PD&R Scheme Lead

Contact Dr Sarah Floyd at s.floyd@ulster.ac.uk to discuss how to register and progress with an application.