FLEX is a practice-driven and practice-based CPD scheme for new and experienced professionals who teach or support learning in HE, and based on self-selected activities:
Take part in CPD that relates to your role*
(completed inside or outside MMU)
Capture your activities in a digital portfolio
Reflect on your learning and write a narrative about your experience and how it will impact on your practice
Submit your portfolio for academic credit (on the PgCert LTHE) or for HEA Associate (FLEX15 PSF) or Fellow status (FLEX30 PSF)
FLEX can combine CPD in your discipline or professional area or of more generic nature linked to learning and teaching. Any CPD activity you undertake (formally, like a workshop, an open course, a tweetchat, a webinar or a peer observation, or informally, like studying learning and teaching resources) can be included.
You can also gain HEA Fellowship via FLEX through the FLEX 15/30 [PSF] Unit. This is the recommended route to achieve Associate Fellow or Fellow for colleagues with more than 3 years HE Teaching or supporting learning experience. This is a focussed route for those for whom it may not be a priority to gain an academic teaching qualification via the PGCert.
Please check out the FLEX opportunities section for some suggestions.
The animation below is a brief introduction to the FLEX scheme:
Find out more
We offer awards for completion of certain activities.
Monthly meetings to find out more about FLEX or get help with your FLEX activities. Dates and booking »
We are also running specific Portfolio Surgeries »
We are looking for collaborators who are interested in working with us to turn FLEX into a collaborative OER project for cross-institutional fertilisation and exchange. Please contact Chrissi Nerantzi.
a monthly meeting designed to be a creative space to share innovative learning and teaching ideas.
Check out our #flexcpd Twitter feed below for FLEX opportunities.
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