Developing our education staff to teach in HEIs or carry out research

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.


Written by

Sally Garbett


3, July 2018


About the Author

Sally Garbett

Sally Garbett

Education and Apprenticeship associate, St Christopher's Hospice

Sally Garbett is the Apprenticeship lead and Vocational Programmes Manager at St Christopher’s where her role is to manage and develop apprenticeships and the vocational education and qualifications offered to external and internal staff. Sally has been involved in Apprenticeships since 1995 and most recently in the development of the healthcare standards, including the Nursing Associate role. Prior to working for St Christopher’s Sally was a freelance consultant and has over twenty five years' experience in qualification development, regulatory activities and delivery. She is also a licensed and qualified user of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to develop teams and individuals.

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