Many hospices are involved in education through partnerships with their local University and may be looking to develop more education staff for this type of opportunity. As Degree and Masters level Apprenticeships in health increase, hospices may well need to become involved in the teaching to ensure our areas of specialism are reflected in the content taught. The new Apprenticeship Standard for Academic Professionals may therefore be of interest.
Academic Professionals work within the higher education (HE) sector delivering higher education teaching and undertaking research to support the development of knowledge within their discipline. They may work in Universities, Colleges or the Private Sector, in the primary role of developing and sharing knowledge with students, peers and external stakeholders to support the advancement of the discipline and the resolution of major challenges.
Academic Professionals play an active role in supporting a range of people including students, funders, stakeholders and government to gain insight into their specialist discipline area. Academic Professionals engage in continuing professional development in both their discipline and their pedagogy and make use of appropriate technologies to support the acquisition of knowledge.
To find out more about this Standard view the HASO Academic Professional Assessment Plan.
3, July 2018