COVID-19: Professional Development Programme Delivery

Please note that the Professional Development Programme will be delivered remotely for the remainder of the 2019/20 academic session. Wherever possible, we will be sticking to previously timetabled courses, however, please check programme/individual course pages for up-to-date information. Courses being delivered remotely will be clearly signposted on the website and should be booked in the usual way, using the online form.

It should be noted that not all courses on the programme are suitable for remote delivery, please contact the Graduate School if a course you are interested in is not currently available.


The GTA Programme (GTAP) provides training and support to postgraduate researchers who are engaged as Graduate Teaching Assistants at Imperial. There are two core courses which discuss topics relevant to all GTAs at College:

  • Introduction to Learning and Teaching
  • Introduction to Assessment and Feedback for Learning

There are also optional courses which explore various questions related to learning and teaching, such as: How do I ensure all students feel valued and included during my lessons? How do I engage students in discussion? How can I facilitate active learning during lab demonstrations? What technologies are available to help facilitate learning? How can I gain professional recognition for my teaching?

GTAP is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), so programme participants are eligible to gain professional recognition in the form of an Associate Fellowship of the HEA (AFHEA).

In order to self-enrol onto the GTA Programme on Blackboard, please follow the instructions: GTAP 2018-2019 Self-Enrolment Guidance