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Click on one of the following types of course leader for more information.

UG and PG course leader

Apprenticeship course leader

Collaborative course leader

 

UG and PG course leader

Interested in becoming Course Leader?

There are many pathways that can help you become a course leader.  Visit the Academic Essentials: academic induction, careers and work-planning – provides an overview of being new to academic leadership and how we support our course leaders in providing work-planning hours. 

We expect colleagues that have been identified as taking on the lead of a course to complete one of our course leader induction sessions.  Aimed at course leaders who are;

  • New to the role.
  • Have been undertaking the role within the last 12 months.
  • Are interested in becoming a course leader – career progression.
  • Existing course leader and want to refresh their development and skills.

Our usual course leader induction sessions take place June/July and January, in readiness for the new Semester starts. However, we know that changes in course leadership can happen at any time so feel free to contact the Academic Development & Diversity Team to arrange your bespoke course leader induction session. 

Visit the events and activities page for details of any upcoming events and access to a wide range of past induction session materials.

Interested in sharing your practice as a Course Leader?

We host an annual Course Leader Fest, a networking event to provide opportunities to engage with fellow course leaders from across the Colleges/ Departments and share best practice. We are supported by colleagues from both the academic as well as the professional services community that support course and module delivery.   Our Fest is usually held in June/July each year and details will be posted up on our events and activities page as well as access to recordings and resources from previous events. 

Academic Professional Development

Visit the Academic Development and Events page to see a host of events and activities that are focused on themes that aim to develop you and your course/module. 

Resources to support course and module design and delivery

Apprenticeship course leader (ACL)

Interested in becoming an ACL?

There are many pathways that can help you become a course leader.  Visit the Academic Essentials: academic induction, careers and work-planning – provides an overview of being new to academic leadership and how we support our course leaders in providing work-planning hours. 

We expect colleagues that have been identified as taking on the lead of a course to complete one of our course leader induction sessions. 

Coming soon: we are currently working on a new Apprenticeship course leader induction pack. For further details of this development, please contact Sam Moorwood, Head of Work Based Learning and Designated Safeguarding Officer for Apprenticeships, Business Engagement & Growth, Business Engagement, Skills & Employability (BESE).

Interested in sharing your practice as a ACL?

There are 2 routes where you can share your practice and have an opportunity to network with:

  1. ACLs: National Centre for Excellence for Degree Apprenticeships (NCEDA) – a community of practice for our ACL community. Further information about this group can be found on the Higher and Degree Apprenticeship website – NCEDA pageIf you want to get involved please drop a line into the HDA MS Team channel.
  2. CLs: Our annual Course Leader Fest, a networking event to provide opportunities to engage with fellow course leaders from across the Colleges/ Departments and share best practice. We are supported by colleagues from both the academic as well as the professional services community that support course and module delivery.   Our Fest is usually held in June/July each year and details will be posted up on our events and activities page as well as access to recordings and resources from previous events. 

Academic Professional Development

Visit the Academic Development and Events page to see a host of events and activities that are focused on themes that aim to develop you and your course/module. 

Resources to support apprenticeship course and module design and delivery

Your first port of call should be the Higher and Degree Apprenticeship website which hosts all the guidance and information you’ll need to lead on your apprenticeship course. You can also locate additional information on core CL activities:

Collaborative course leader (CCL)

Interested in becoming a CCL?

There are many pathways that can help you become a CCL.  Visit the Academic Essentials: academic induction, careers and work-planning – provides an overview of being new to academic leadership and how we support our course leaders in providing work-planning hours. 

We expect colleagues that have been identified as taking on the lead of a course to complete one of our course leader induction sessions. 

Further information and guidance is under development. In the meantime,

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If you have any queries about this page, please contact the Academic Development & Diversity Team.  Last updated: 29th July 2021 – NB