In terms for training courses, teaching development in Oxford has three levels, depending on the extent of your teaching experience and ultimate purpose. To explore each, please see the sections below.


From Michaelmas 2019, the Division will be appointing Teaching Associates, to deliver training for divisional researchers, while developing their own teaching experience, profile and gaining an external qualification. 


At a Glance...

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The Divisional Introduction to Learning and Teaching (formerly called PLTO) is an interactive and discursive course consisting of 3 x 2-hour lively sessions in which attendees will explore, with current practitioners, common teaching formats (lectures, small groups, tutorials) and common experiences (for example, group management, preparation, presentation and delivery).

Participants attending all 3 sessions will be given an attendance certificate. This course runs termly.

CTL (Centre for Teaching and Learning) has launched a new accredited programme to replace the Developing Learning and Teaching (DLT) programme. Advancing Teaching and Learning (ATL) is open to postgraduate students, postdocs, early career academics, academics new to teaching, and professional learning support staff. To qualify you will need to have sustained teaching experience (i.e. teaching more than just a few sessions) and want to develop your teaching or learning support practice. You will attend a series of sessions (currently being run remotely), complete a few formative tasks, and submit a portfolio. On passing the ATL you will become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  

Visit the CTL pages for more information on the ATL programme, including how to apply.

This one-year, part-time programme delivered by the Oxford Learning Institute is for academic, teaching and research staff who are currently teaching students registered at the University (undergraduate and/or postgraduate) and leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Oxford. For further information, please click here 

n.b. this programme is not open to DPhil students.