Certified Practitioner of Learning Development programme

The Association of Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) Certified Practitioner (CeP) of Learning Development programme at Oxford (or CeP of Learning Development programme for short) is a series of workshops to support staff who have roles supporting students’ academic skills development across the collegiate University to gain a nationally recognised professional accreditation.   

The programme will support you to prepare an application to ALDinHE to gain recognition for your role. Upon a successful application, you will be awarded CeP (Learning Development).  

What is CeP (Learning Development)?  

The CeP (Learning Development) certification scheme is managed by ALDinHE and provides pathways to accreditation for learning development professionals.  

ALDinHE CeP is an opportunity for you to gain recognition for your learning development work, join a network of peers across the UK and beyond, and support your continuing professional development.  

How can I register for the CeP of Learning Development programme?  

The CeP of Learning Development programme is open to Oxford staff who have primarily student-facing roles which focus on developing academic literacies and study skills through curricular, co-curricular or extra-curricular provision such as 1-2-1 or workshop sessions. A minimum of two years significant experience of working in a learning development capacity is required to apply to the ALDinHE for CeP accreditation. In the first programme workshop, we will support you to identify if ALDinHE CeP is appropriate for your experience. 

To register for a place on the programme, please complete our short form (SSO required) by 5pm, Monday 3 June 2024. If you do not have an SSO, please contact us.

When is the programme delivered?   

The CeP of Learning Development programme comprises of three 90-minute workshops designed to support you in preparing your ALDinHE CeP application. A small amount of pre-workshop preparation is required, and you will be supported in the sessions to prepare your application.

The workshops and support are timed to enable you to complete complete your application and be able to submit it by the end of July 2024.   

Each workshop will be held at Littlegate House (Meeting Room, Level 2), 16/17 St Ebbe's, Oxford OX1 1PT. View the building access guide at https://www.accessguide.ox.ac.uk/littlegate-house.


Deadline for applications   

Notification of successful application   

Workshop details

Mon 3 Jun, 12noon (Wk 7, TT24) 


Week commencing Mon 10 Jun (Wk 8, TT24)  

Workshop 1: Introducing ALDinHE’s Certified Practitioner scheme
10-11.30am, Thu 20 Jun (Wk 9, TT24)

Workshop 2: Preparing your career history
12noon-1.30pm, Mon 24 Jun (Wk 10, TT24) 

Workshop 3: Preparing your values statement
10-11.30am, Thu 27 Jun (Wk 10, TT24) 

How is the programme assessed?   

Your ALDinHE CeP portfolio is assessed externally by ALDinHE. You will be ready to submit an application to ALDinHE by the end of the workshops. You will get a receipt of application and feedback on your submission from ALDinHE within 12 weeks of submission.  

What do I get upon completion?   

Upon completing the CeP of Learning Development programme and successfully passing the ALDinHE assessment, you will be awarded ALDinHE CeP. You will be given a certificate and be added to the list of CePs on the ALDinHE website.

Please notify us of the outcome of your application.  

Is there a fee to participate in the programme?  

The CeP of Learning Development programme is free for all Oxford staff. As Oxford is an institutional member of ALDinHE, staff are eligible to apply to ALDinHE for accreditation free of charge. 

How can I find out more before I register?   

To find out more, you can: