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Professional development

The Teaching, Learning and Employability Exchange offers a flexible approach to development for UAL colleagues. Get a qualification or professional recognition linked to your teaching, learning or research practice within arts higher education.

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For those new to teaching

Are you new to university teaching or learning support activity? Thinking Teaching is a 2 day introduction to teaching and learning in the arts.

Join us if you are new to higher education teaching or your role includes an aspect of teaching or learning support at UAL. The course is especially useful for new associate lecturers, PhD students, technicians, library services and academic support staff.

Formal qualifications

Are you seeking a formal qualification? The part-time PgCert and MA Academic Practice programme is designed to fit around your existing teaching, learning and other work commitments at UAL.

The PgCert explores the contemporary higher education context and will allow you to develop your teaching and learning practice within a supportive community.  Continue to MA level to deepen your engagement and undertake a disciplinary practice-based or educational research project.

Join us to find space for reflection, collaborate with your peers and undertake practical projects to support your academic practice.

Professional Recognition

Are you looking for information on Professional Recognition? We strongly encourage all staff who teach or support learning to apply for HEA Fellowship to formally recognise their professional status.

Our Professional Recognition Programme provides you with structured guidance to prepare an application for Associate, Fellow or Senior Fellow of the HEA. Find out more about how to gain HEA Fellowship at UAL.


  • Thinking Teaching

    A 2 day introduction to teaching and learning in the arts, designed for UAL colleagues new to teaching or whose role includes an aspect of teaching or learning support.

  • Alex Bean and Olivia Binns in the Studio, BA (Hons) Bespoke Tailoring, London College of Fashion, 2017, © Alys Tomlinson
    Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Art, Design and Communication

    This key professional qualification, accredited by AdvanceHE, supports teaching, learning and research.

  • Students working with technician in the letterpress workshop
    Mei Zhang (Study Abroad Student), Natalie Gibson (Tutor) and Rita Kumari (Specialist Print and Dye Technician and Associate Lecturer), 2013, Study Abroad, UAL | Photograph: Alys Tomlinson
    MA Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication

    Completed the PgCert Academic Practice? Join our community of creative educators to undertake a disciplinary practice-based or educational research project.


  • Professional Recognition including HEA Fellowship at UAL

    The Professional Recognition Programme provides colleagues with a route to Fellowship that does not require undertaking academic study.