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How to Apply

Eligibility

Probationary academic staff

All new academic staff who do not have three years’ full time teaching experience in UK Higher Education are required to meet the requirements of HEA Fellowship through engagement with the Queen Mary Academy’s taught programmes or teaching recognition scheme within their probation period.

Exceptions

If someone has more than three years’ teaching experience, they may be exempted from the requirement by the interview panel, or on appointment with the agreement of the Faculty VP and Head of School. 

If a staff member is appointed with a UK qualification accredited under the UKPSF at D2 (Fellowship) they are usually exempt from the requirement to do PGCAP. If they have a qualification accredited at D1 (Associate Fellowship) they can be exempt from half the programme of PGCAP.

There is currently no framework to judge the level of European and other qualifications against the UKPSF so we will advise on an individual basis.

Non-teaching staff

Our taught programmes are teaching focused and so the member of staff must be engaged in teaching in order to complete it: the UKPSF Descriptors 1 and 2 require all staff to be engaged in teaching or supporting learning.

If someone is employed purely on a research contract they will not be able to complete the programme unless they are doing additional teaching work. If they subsequently move to a Lecturer contract then they will need to complete the programme on making that change.

PhD Students who teach

PhD students who teach may enrol on the CILT programme, subject to supervisory approval and meeting eligibility requirements.  We run a PhD stream of CILT where PhD students who are teaching study in a group together.

NHS staff

NHS staff who teach Queen Mary students for a minimum of 10 hours during the academic year in which they take the course are eligible to take CILT. 

Queen Mary also offers a PGCert and MA in Education for Clinical Contexts which may be more directly suited to NHS staff needs.

Applying

The final deadline for September 2022 references is Friday 5th of August 2022, but earlier submission of the reference enables us to progress the application expediently

You can apply online for our taught programmes, we are now accepting applications for a January 2023 start.

To apply, please select the appropriate application link below and ensure that you read our guidance before completing the form.  Priority will be given to colleagues who need to complete PGCAP for probation or for whom CILT is an element of their contract. 

Please contact adp@qmul.ac.uk with any queries.

Programme Code Programme Apply now link
PEDL-N6F3-01 CILT (January start) to start in January 2023 https://mysis.qmul.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=PEDL-N6F3-01&code2=0009
PEDL-N6F1-01 PGCAP (January start) to start in January 2023

https://mysis.qmul.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=PEDL-N6F1-01&code2=0008

Completing the Application Form

We use Queen Mary’s standard postgraduate taught course application, so there are some fields which are not relevant to colleagues and NHS staff applying for CILT and PGCAP.

  • Personal details – please complete
  • Contact details – please complete
  • Agent – select ‘no’
  • Qualification – please enter details of your highest qualification only.  QMUL staff do not need to supply qualifications certificates.  
  • Professional experience – ignore this section
  • Personal statement – please upload a brief document confirming:

Whether you are QMUL staff, a QMUL PhD student who teaches, or NHS staff

If you are QMUL staff please confirm if you are taking the programme for your probation

If you wish to join PGCAP with accredited prior learning (APL) (e.g. you have already completed CILT or an equivalent award), please also note this in the personal statement box.

  • Other information – for funding please select ‘I will be funded by my employer’ (CILT and PGCAP are offered free of charge).
  • Please note QMUL staff do not need to supply certificates as evidence of their qualifications, and do not need to provide evidence of language proficiency.
  • NHS staff and QMUL colleagues not taking PGCAP for probation will be asked to supply a statement from a referee (normally your line manager / supervisor) confirming their support for you taking the programme and that you meet the eligibility requirements (teaching QMUL students at least 10 hours and responsibility for curriculum design for PGCAP only).
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