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Accreditations, Memberships and Awards



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Higher Education Academy The HEA works with universities and colleges to improve the professional experience of HE teachers through fellowships, accreditation, awards and professional development provision.  The CAPD supports learning and teaching across QMUL through our Academic Development, Education and the Promotion of Teaching (ADEPT) programme. This offers a range of opportunities for development, depending on where members of staff are in their careers. Both the taught route (PGCAP and CILT) and the points based scheme  are accredited by the Higher Education Academy, and we also offer support for those wishing to gain higher categories of recognition from the HEA. ADEPT Programme
OCN OCN London is a national qualification awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). With 25 years’ experience of accrediting courses for a wide range of centres, they are a market leader in the recognition of learner achievement through credit-based units and qualifications.OCN London is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status, dedicated to widening participation, social inclusion, employer engagement and lifelong learning for all. They support flexible, responsive and quality assured learning opportunities whether it’s in the classroom, at work, in the community or through distance learning. The CAPD offers a Train the Trainer course, completion of which results in achievement of the OCN  Level 3 Award in Teaching Adults.This course is ideal for anyone who is expected to train other members of staff in their area of expertise as part of their role. Train the Trainer
ILM The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is the UK’s largest management body, combining industry-leading qualifications and specialist member services.It has the UK’s widest range of leadership and management qualifications, accredited training and membership services. The CAPD offers a range of courses that can lead to ILM accredited Leadership and Management qualifications. These are suitable for both those with line management responsibility and those who do not directly line manage other members of staff but manage functions or services or those who lead others on a college or departmental initiative for which they have responsibility. ILM Courses



Through the CAPD, QMUL is subscribed as an institutional member of the following associations and organisations:

Association for Learning Technology – holds a programme of events, runs an open source journal and an annual conference.

Bristol Online Surveys – a software tool that is accessible online which allows you to create, share, deliver and analyse surveys.  Raise a ticket with IT helpdesk to request an account.

Higher Education Academy – lots of useful resources for enhancing teaching and learning in HE, training and events.  QMUL colleagues can apply for HEA Fellowship – please visit the Educational Development team pages for more information.

QMUL Library – subscriptions to a wide range of journals, including Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, and books and e-books on educational, research and professional themes.

Society for Research in Higher Education – conferences and events around research into higher education, publications and research awards.

Staff and Educational Development Association – discounts for training events, journal subscription and eligibility to apply for grants.

Vitae – online materials to support researcher development, training, reports and publications, discounted rates for attendance at CPD events and annual researcher development conference



Green Mary

The CAPD has been awarded the Green Mary Gold Award in 2015-16 by meeting 45 challenging green criteria.  The team also won prizes for the best name (The CAPeD Crusaders) and best event for an educational research seminar about sustainability in higher education.

The CAPD achieved a Green Impact Silver Award for 2014-15.  Our team was also awarded the Best Newcomer prize for the scheme this year.  As part of work towards this award, the CAPD Green Impact team organised a number of events to raise money for charity and raise awareness of green issues:

Green Impact




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