What is this data entry capturing?
This data entry records whether or not academic staff hold a higher education teaching qualification, another relevant teaching qualification, or have been recognised in other ways for their teaching expertise.
This information is returned to HESA and full details of the HESA requirements can be found on the HESA data collection page.
Who needs to enter this information?
All departments are required to enter this information for all employees on fixed hours, permanent, fixed-term or open ended contracts where the contract holds a responsibility for teaching. In terms of PeopleXD data this includes staff where Core Category is either: ‘1 - Teaching only’ or ‘3 - Teaching and Research’. Also see Staff Classification Guide (PDF) for further information on these roles.
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It is important that what is returned in this field is up to date, to reflect any qualification changes while an employee is in their current post.
There is no implied hierarchy in the valid entries, neither is there any implied equivalence.
Only qualifications for teaching in higher education should be returned, other qualifications are not considered to be a teaching qualification.
Only one of the codes applicable to Advance HE Fellowships (11, 12, 13 or 14) can apply at a given point in time. Ensure the latest one is selected and remove older ones.
UKPSF – United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework. This framework was introduced in 2006.
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has been renamed ‘Advance HE’, and so qualifications recorded by new recruits under the banner of the HEA should be recorded using codes 11 to 14 as appropriate.
UK Professional Standards Framework