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


TEL themed support and development sessions are available from SALT throughout the year, and can be found under Events.

Following on from the ‘Back to the Blackboard’ sessions in September 2018, more opportunities to develop skills on the ‘Blackboard’ theme are available on both campuses throughout November.

  • Blackboard Basics and Blackboard Quizzes & Tests sessions are aimed at helping new users of Blackboard, as well as those wishing to learn more about Blackboard for assessment.
  • Lecture Recording sessions will demonstrate how easy software is to us, and how to deploy the recording within a Blackboard module for students to view.
  • Tools for Flipping your Classroom sessions will outline the approach, explore pedagogic rationale behind it, demonstrate some of the tools used to create flipped resources and showcase the Flipped Classroom CPD module.

The November Timetable (which is available by clicking here) has information on when and where sessions are available, as well as the full information and reservation links for each one.

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