The Teaching & Learning Academy (TLA) provides a professional development framework that challenges and inspires those involved in teaching and pupil support at all levels of experience, ensuring that what they learn is valuable to their own practice, to their pupils and to the school/college they work in.
Recognition helps teachers and other school and college staff to investigate and enhance an aspect of their practice. Recognition projects are small scale and enable staff to take the first steps to research and work-based learning. Many staff may benefit from starting with a small scale recognition project as it enables them to 'dip their toe in the water'.
Accreditation (levels 4-7) involves research that significantly adds to the existing knowledge base of the chosen subject, at a local, national or international level.
Accredited modules are available at 4 levels enabling staff to engage with the TLA at a level appropriate to any qualifications they may have and their individual and school/college needs.
Participants choose the route most relevant to their need and the level of commitment they want to make. There is no requirement to work through Recognition. However, participants may benefit from starting with a Recognition project
as it means that they can get accustomed to the way the TLA works. They can then transfer these principles and structures to Accreditation. Alternatively,they may decide to enrol directly on a TLA accredited module