Continuing Professional Development

SALT CPD Framework

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The SALT CPD Framework is pedagogically driven and underpinned by evidence. It is mapped to the HEA UKPSF and will incorporate Open Digital Badges where possible.

Its aims are to:

  1. Support all staff to continually improve the quality of teaching
  2. Offer a programme of professional development activities for all staff
  3. Set expectations in relation to professional development
  4. Develop and support a wide range and broad definition of CPD
  5. Improve the quality of the student learning and outcomes for students

It is made up of the following main elements:

PGCert as CPD

Conference and Seminar / Workshop Programme

Our annual conference is always one of the highlights of the SALT calendar. You can see this year’s conference web site by clicking here.

Or find links to previous year’s conferences here.

This year will also be seeing the return of the SALT seminar programme, which will be themed on the 7 Characteristics of a Good Teacher (click here for details).

Open Door Teaching

Open Door Teaching


Open door teaching is a CPD approach pioneered at Curtin University in Western Australia, which is now being developed here at Swansea.

It is a collegial approach to sharing excellent teaching practice, by simply watching good teachers teach and talking to them about it afterwards.

For more information, click here.

PGCert as CPD

PGCert for New Teaching Staff

The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education has been housed in SALT for two years and we are just about to start with our third cohort of students.

Details of the programme can be found by clicking here.

Swansea Application Route

Swansea Application Route for HEA Fellowship

The accredited Swansea in-house Application Route (SAR) for HEA fellowship has been running for two years and has resulted in a fourfold increase in fellowship numbers. Swansea now has over 300 fellows and is on upwards trajectory !

Find more information on the process and what we can do to help you by clicking here.

PGCert Elements as CPD

Bite Size Elements of PGCert HE for ALL Staff

Patches from the PGCert made available to all, even if you’re not doing the PGCert.

For example, Inclusivity.

Technology Enhanced Learning

Technology Enhanced Learning


SALT’s origins lie in supporting the use of technology to enhance Learning and Teaching and it is still something we are involved in today, supporting the pedagogic use of Blackboard and other applications.

New for September 2018 !!

“Back to the Blackboard” – Support and Development Sessions for Swansea University Staff

Throughout September, we are pleased to offer staff a range of CPD opportunities specifically aimed at supporting and developing staff use of Blackboard. There will be a number of sessions at both Singleton and the Bay campuses, between September 10th and September 28th, on selected Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Choose from:

  • “Blackboard Top Tips” – to help improve navigation, aesthetics, accessibility and enhance the user experience
  • Drop-in sessions – to allow you to meet with SALT TEL staff on a one to one basis, quick fixes, talk about ideas, a quick bit of help
  • Black Board ‘Walk-through’ sessions (NEW) – featuring whistle-stop tours around some good examples of current modules, delivered by academic staff from Swansea University

To make it even easier to join in, some sessions will be available through Blackboard Collaborate, which is now available on any Blackboard Module under ‘Tools’. ‘Walkthrough’ sessions will be recorded and live streamed.

The full timetable can be viewed here.

Click on Upcoming Events to register for the session(s) of your choice. There is no registration needed for the Drop-in sessions – simply come along to the specified room.

For more information or questions about the programme, please contact Rhian Ellis at SALT on, tel. 01792 604302

PGCert as CPD

CPD from your seat

A selection of self-contained CPD. Some small and some big !

For example:

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