Staff collaborating

The assessment activities within C@N-DO are practical in nature and directly address current challenges facing teaching and student support staff.  They are designed to:

  • enable assessment against UKPSF criteria for HEA Fellowship at D1, D2 and D3
  • relate directly to teaching and student support work and institutional priorities
  • involve you in activities which will themselves enhance the student experience.

The award of professional recognition requires you to demonstrate that you meet the requirements for Fellowship within your own learning and teaching practice and to demonstrate successful engagement with UKPSF Dimensions of Practice.

Details of the Assessment Tasks can be found:

All applications must be accompanied by references.


Each application should be accompanied by submission of two references. For Senior Fellow these should include at least one from someone external to the institution.  Find guidance here.

How do I apply?

Your application for should be submitted using the appropriate Assessment Submission Form, linked below:

Complete the form in Word and Submit it through the Submit your Application area on the C@N-DO CPD Scheme NILE site.  Submissions go through Turnitin in the same way as student assignments.

What help is available to help me prepare my application for Fellowship?

You will find this guidance helpful to avoid common problems: Applying for FHEA – Common Mistakes and how to avoid them.

For further information about the C@N-DO Assessment process, and guidance to provide for your Referees, please read the C@N-DO Assessment Handbook to be found in the CAN-DO – Assessment Handbook 2017-18.

You will find it useful to participate in a C@N-DO Writing Retreat workshop.  This will give you a chance to make space in your busy schedule to reflect on your practice and collaborate with others to develop a successful HEA Fellowship application through C@N-DO.

You will find this support material helpful in making your Fellowship application: 3.04. Aspects to Consider – Quality Teaching and Learning