Staff 2018/19 - Academic teaching qualification
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Academic teaching qualification
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This field records whether or not academic staff hold a higher education teaching qualification, another relevant teaching qualification, or have been recognised in other ways for their teaching expertise.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All staff at higher education providers (HEPs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland where any (Contract.ACEMPFUN is coded 1 or 3 and Contract.TERMS is coded 1 or 2).
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There is no implied hierarchy in the valid entries, neither is there any implied equivalence. Only qualifications for teaching in higher education should be returned in this field, other qualifications are not considered to be a teaching qualification. For an individual only one of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) codes 02, 03, 04 and 05 can apply at a given point of time.
Higher education providers (HEPs) should return code 06 'Holder of a National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Individual Award' for staff who have at any time held this award.
Where a staff member attends an accredited course that leads to an award, but has not gone forward for the accreditation, they should be treated as having successfully completed the course and coded as 01 'Successfully completed an institutional provision in teaching in the higher education sector accredited against the UK Professional Standards Framework'.
City and Guilds teaching qualifications should be coded either to 09 'Other UK accreditation or qualification in teaching in the higher education sector' or to 07 'Holder of a PGCE in higher education, secondary education, further education, life long learning or any other equivalent UK qualification', where the qualification is equivalent and leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
HEPs considering the return of valid entry 09 'Other UK accreditation or qualification in teaching in the higher education sector' because it is believed the current list does not incorporate a UK accreditation or qualification held by a member of staff, please contact Liaison in the first instance.
The following items should be coded 07 'Holder of a PGCE in higher education, secondary education, further education, life long learning or any other equivalent UK qualification':
Courses recognised by SEDA against its Named Awards that are accredited against the UKPSF (Supporting Learning; Learning Teaching and Assessing) should be coded as 01 ‘Successfully completed an institutional provision in teaching in the higher education sector accredited against the UK Professional Standards Framework'. These qualifications that predate the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) should also be coded 01 'Successfully completed an institutional provision in teaching in the higher education sector accredited against the UK Professional Standards Framework’.
Where overseas accreditation and qualifications are achieved at any level code as 10 'Overseas accreditation or qualification for any level of teaching'.
It is important that what is returned in this field is up to date, to reflect any qualification changes while a member of staff is in their current post, and that the HEP does not rely on the information provided upon appointment.
For the purposes of this field, any Teaching English as a foreign language qualification should be returned as code 99 'No academic teaching qualification held'.
Please contact the Higher Education Academy via [email protected] to obtain data on individuals recognised by the HEA that are currently recorded as employed at your HEP.
Quality rules to follow
Data type: ACTCHQUALCodeContentType
Contact Liaison by email or on +44 (0)1242 388 531.