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Ready to develop your teaching skills at Oxford? The Advancing Teaching and Learning Programme leading to the award of Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is now open to staff who meet the application criteria.

Advancing teaching and learning for MICHAELMAS Term 2021

Advancing Teaching and Learning (ATL) programme opens for booking from Monday 28th June 9am, close 1pm Monday 6th September 2021. Please use this link to check for MT21 booking information and workshop dates.


The ATL is designed for those who have sustained teaching experience (i.e. teaching more than a just a few sessions) and who wish to develop their teaching or learning support practice in higher education. It is open to DPhil students, postdoctoral and early career researchers, academics new to teaching and professional learning support staff, amongst others.

The ATL programme is externally accredited by Advance HE and integrates the requirements for Descriptor 1 of the UK Professional Standards Framework (PSF) for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education within the programme’s activities and assessment process. By passing the ATL, participants will simultaneously be judged to have fulfilled the requirements for Descriptor 1 of the PSF and can be designated as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).


The ATL will be taught over two terms and two cohorts will be running during the academic year. Each programme will consist of six two-hour workshops. Further details, workshop dates and an application form can be accessed via Advancing Teaching and Learning (ATL) pages

For MSD applicants for: once your application has been assessed and approved by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), you will be able to attend the MSD specific online ATL programme sessions:

1. Wednesday 4 October 2021 (0th week TT) 09.00-11.00am

2. Wednesday, 20 October 2021 (2nd week TT) 09:00-11:00am

3. Wednesday, 3 November 2021 (4th week TT) 09:00-11:00am

4. Wednesday, 17 November 2021 (6th week TT) 09:00-11:00am

5. Wednesday, 10 December 2021 (10th  week TT) 09:00-11:00am

6. Wednsday, 19 January 2022 (-1st week MT) 09:00-11:00am

Learning outcomes

At the end of the ATL programme, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the values that underpin their teaching, their personal teaching aims and the methods and approaches they will use
  • Design, teach or facilitate, and evaluate an inclusive teaching session, taking into account the disciplinary context and diversity of learners
  • Apply relevant theories of teaching and learning to their teaching practice
  • Demonstrate engagement with relevant continuing education focused professional development opportunities and identify next steps
  • Provide evidence of authentication of their teaching practice


This course is run by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.  Further details and an application form can be accessed via Advancing Teaching and Learning (ATL) pagesIf would like to apply for the ATL programme but cannot access the ATL webpages because you do not have single sign on (SSO), please contact for further information. 

Please note that MT21 booking closed on 6 September. Please use the links in the paragraph above to check for the next application deadline and likely training dates.