Dependent on your role and experience then there may be different routes that will enable you to gain recognition of the UKPSF. In addition to the KUDOS Portfolio scheme we have separate lines of provision for the following course and module:
- Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and Professional Practice (PG Cert HE & PP) accredited for D2
- The module 7ED038 Supporting Learners and Fostering Learning in Higher and Professional Education accredited for D1
If you are starting your career in higher education at the University of Wolverhampton and do not have a relevant teaching qualification or professional recognition (FHEA, SFHEA or PFHEA) then you will be offered the opportunity to take the PG Cert HE & PP, this course is accredited for D2. The module 7ED038 Supporting Learners and fostering Learning in Higher and Professional Education is also separately accredited for D1. It is popular with staff that support student learning such as librarians, technicians, demonstrators and research students. You are able to take this as a separate CPD module or as part of the full course. You will only be awarded AFHEA for 7ED038 when it is taken as a CPD module. If you do taken this as a CPD module you will still be able to take the full course at another time.
If you already have D1 and are applying to the PG Cert HE & PP you will be able to make an RPL claim for 7ED038 only. This will be done via the existing Faculty of Education, Health and Well-being (FEHW) process. Candidates will be required to show their D1 certificate.
If you are not eligible for the PG Cert HE & PP and are looking for recognition of your academic practice or considering a different Descriptor up to D3 then the KUDOS Portfolio Scheme is for you.
Your Initial enquiry for may come as a result of:
- CPD procedures such as, appraisal, peer review, corporate staff development workshops and Self-Managed Research and Scholarly Activity (SMRSA)
- Faculty staff development events
- Individual contact
- Dissemination of good practice events such as the “Rich Exchanges” seminars and conferences
- External activities such as HEA events
Once an initial enquiry is made the following will be established with you at an introductory workshop:
- What might be the appropriate descriptor for you?
- What are you able to currently evidence and demonstrate?
- What might you need to develop to meet the relevant Descriptor criteria?
- What support and guidance do you need?
After that workshop you will be invited to attend a writing retreat and should start a first draft of your portfolio. Once a draft has been started a KUDOS Mentor is assigned to work with you. When you and your KUDOS Mentor agree that the portfolio is ready for review you you’re your portfolio to KUDOS@wlv.ac.uk.
For D1 and D2 your portfolio will be reviewed by two trained internal KUDOS Reviewers who will blind review your portfolio against given criteria. For D3 your portfolio will be reviewed by two internal KUDOS Reviewers and an external reviewer who is a SFHEA against a given set of criteria (see Appendix 3). The KUDOS Reviewers will make joint recommendation for your portfolio that will go the Recognition Panel for conferment.
The review process will take six weeks from your submission.
After the Recognition Panel has met within two weeks you will receive an email from KUDOS informing you of the outcome. If for any reason you have been referred, your email will also give you feedback on further action required and when you can resubmit. In this situation your KUDOS Mentor will also be included in the email so that they can help you with your portfolio.
Once you have been awarded your Fellowship you will be able to go into ‘MyAcademy’ through the HEA web site – www.HEAcademy.ac.uk and print off your certificate.
Once you have been awarded your Fellowship you will also be entitled you use the following letters after your name: