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Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship

There are two main routes to achieve fellowship of the HEA.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Higher Education

This is a nationally recognised postgraduate professional teaching qualification for practitioners in higher education. Completion of the certificate leads to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.  For more information please go to:

or contact the course administrator at

Direct Application

The Higher Education Academy has information on applying for direct entry if you are an experienced teacher.

We run a seminar each year on how to achieve fellowship of the HEA via direct entry. To check scheduling and book a place go to the seminar programme.

The HEA offers writing retreats for those wishing to apply for Senior or Principal Fellowship of the Academy. Further details are available.