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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. Booking information available for TT21.

Advancing teaching and learning for Trinity Term 2021

Advancing Teaching and Learning (ATL) TT21 programme opens for booking from 10 February 2021. Access further information about applying for ATL in TT21 using this link.

Further information and programme session dates are provided below.


The ATL programme replaces the Developing Learning and Teaching (DLT) programme in Hilary Term 21. It 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 2020-21; one starting in Hilary Term 2021 and one in Trinity Term 2021. 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 TT21: 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 21st April 2021 (0th week TT) 09.00-11.00am

2. Wednesday, 5th May 2021 (2nd week TT) 09:00-11:00am

3. Wednesday, 19th May 2021 (4th week TT) 09:00-11:00am

4. Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 (6th week TT) 09:00-11:00am

5. Wednesday, 30th June 2021 (10th  week TT) 09:00-11:00am

6. Tuesday, 28th September 2021 (-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 TT21 booking opens on Wednesday 10 February and closes on Friday 26 March. Please use the links in the paragraph above to check for the next application deadline and likely training dates.