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Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) initiative represented HEFCE's largest ever single funding initiative in teaching and learning.

The initiative had two main aims: to reward excellent teaching practice, and to further invest in that practice so that CETLs funding delivered substantial benefits to students, teachers and institutions.

Funding for 74 CETLs totalled £315 million over five years from 2005-06 to 2009-10. Each CETL received recurrent funding, ranging from £200,000 to £500,000 per annum for five years, and a capital sum ranging from £0.8 million to £2.35 million.

We also funded the Higher Education Academy's work with CETLs so that they shared their work effectively.

The CETLs were widely distributed geographically, reaching across all the main subject areas and involved many aspects of student learning.

A final evaluation of the CETL programme was published in December 2011. This includes information on the enduring legacy and impact of the programme to date.

Page last updated 26 July 2013

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