The Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL)

Author/Producer ESCalate
  • Steve Outram (The Higher Education Academy)
Published in Issue 6 Autumn 2006: Taking Education Foward - ESCalate 2006/7
Date Published Autumn 2006
Pages 2


By Steve Outram, Senior Adviser, Higher Education Academy


The Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL) was established in 1995 to support projects aimed at stimulating developments in teaching and learning in higher education and to encourage the dissemination of good teaching and learning practice across the higher education sector. FDTL is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL).

Bids for FDTL funding were invited from higher education institutions that demonstrated high quality in their educational provision, as judged by the Teaching Quality Assessment Exercise/ QAA Subject Review. The programme has gone through five rounds and, since 1995, the Fund has supported 164 projects throughout HEFCE-funded institutions.