PSF 2023 fellowship application resources
If you are an individual wanting to apply for Fellowship under the Professional Standards Framework 2023 (PSF 2023) please visit the appropriate category of Fellowship and download the guidance pack to begin your application:
Professional Standards Framework 2023
Find out more about the revised framework that emphasises effectiveness and impact, inclusion and context, as fundamental aspects of practice.
Professional Standards Framework (PSF 2023) Resources
Associate Fellow resources
Associate Fellowship is suitable for you if your higher education teaching and/or support of learning practice enables you to evidence some PSF 2023 Dimensions (at Descriptor 1). By achieving Associate Fellowship you will be able to demonstrate that your practice with learners is effective and inclusive within your higher education context.
Fellowship is suitable for you if your teaching and/or supporting learning practice with higher education learners enables you to evidence depth and breadth across all PSF 2023 Dimensions (at Descriptor 2). By achieving Fellowship you will be able to demonstrate that your practice with learners is effective and inclusive within your higher education context.
Senior Fellow Resources
Senior Fellowship is suitable for you if you have a sustained record of leading or influencing the higher education practice of your colleagues or other peers that teach and/or support high quality learning. You will be using your own effective and inclusive practice across all PSF 2023 Dimensions (at Descriptor 3) as a basis for your work. By achieving Senior Fellowship you will be able to demonstrate that you are effective at leading or influencing practice to enhance student learning within your context.
Principal Fellow Resources
Principal Fellow is suitable for you if you are a highly experienced individual whose practice involves a sustained record of effectiveness in strategic leadership of high-quality learning. You will need to show the extensive impact of your work on high quality learning (within or beyond your institution, or across a discipline or profession), incorporating all PSF 2023 Dimensions (at Descriptor 4). By achieving Principal Fellowship you will be able to demonstrate your effective strategic leadership and extensive impact on higher education learning within your context.
Fellowship judgement Resources for Accreditors
If you are one of our Accreditors and make Fellowship judgments, we have a number of resources available for you. Please enter your details and the information will be sent to you.
Introducing the Professional Standards Framework 2023 (PSF2023)
Launched in 2006 and last revised in 2011, the Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education (PSF) has global recognition for raising the profile of teaching and learning in higher education. The PSF’s contribution to reward and recognition is unsurpassed, being used by individuals, institutions and national bodies.
Following a sector and evidence led review, the PSF 2023 is a more inclusive Framework that recognises the critical role of the context in which practice takes place and is more accessible to all professionals with a role in teaching and supporting learning.
Its focus on effectiveness and impact of practice drives attention to improved outcomes for learners across the global community. The concise, streamlined approach offers clarity and ease of use in professional development, leadership of teaching and learning, strategic enhancement and in fellowship and accreditation settings.
We will be opening applications for fellowship for each of the four categories supported by the PSF 2023 on 3 April 2023, new guidance documents and templates will be available from 1 March 2023.
We will continue to welcome applications made against PSF 2011 until 31 December 2023 for individuals already in the process of developing their application.