Staff reading at C@N-DO Assessor workshopIntroduction to C@N-DO – Our CPD Scheme for Academic Staff

Supporting academic staff with their professional development is a key focus of activity for ILT. Our academic staff CPD scheme is known as C@N-DO, which stands for Changemaking @ Northampton – Development Opportunities.


  • is a flexible professional development scheme for enabling positive change across all aspects of teaching and learner support at the University of Northampton
  • has been designed for all members of staff who are involved in teaching or who play a role in supporting learning and teaching
  • offers professional recognition for staff involved in teaching and supporting the learning and teaching process. This professional recognition is aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) (2011) which ‘outlines the characteristics and qualities that evidence shows are desirable in those involved in teaching and supporting learning in higher education’ (HEA).
  • provides a range of practical workshops, and a programme of support, peer review and scholarship to provide routes to professional recognition as Associate Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow of the HEA.

On achievement of Fellowship of the HEA (as Fellow or Senior Fellow), you will be able to undertake further work to complete the Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP).

C@N-DO Workshops

There are a variety of workshops available within C@N-DO. The C@N-DO workshops are available to all staff involved in teaching and supporting learning. This gives you the opportunity to take part alongside staff from across different discipline areas. The workshops can also be arranged specifically within Faculties, particularly if timetabling makes participation difficult on the published dates.