The TEAP Scheme

The pilot stage is now completed with the first 6 BALEAP Senior Fellows, TEAP Mentor and Assessors receiving their awards at the April AGM.

The scheme will now be rolled out across the sector, with substantial support from BALEAP provided during the initial stages to help individuals and institutions get started.

For full details please consult the TEAP Scheme Guide


Supporting members in phase 1 of the scheme

Senior Fellow Pathway and Mentoring

The 6 BALEAP Senior Fellows and  the TEAP working party have kindly volunteered to act as mentors to an individual from a member institution currently without a Senior Fellow & TEAP Assessor, to work towards this award.

You will find information on this pathway and the support HERE

Associate Fellow portfolio assessment

A number of institutions are already supporting their staff in developing professionally and working towards becoming BALEAP Associate Fellows. At this early stage of the TEAP scheme many of these do not have a Senior Fellow and TEAP Assessor to internally verify  portfolios.

BALEAP will be supporting such institutions by offering assessment by the BASC, at no extra charge, for up to 60  practitioners in the early stages of their TEAP careers who wish to submit a TEAP portfolio by November 1st 2014.


The TEAP Working Party and the TEAP Scheme

The TEAP Working Party is a small group of EAP professionals, working in universities across the UK. The working party was set up in 2004-05 to develop a framework that described the competencies needed by an EAP professional. While overlapping with the requirements of more general English teaching contexts, these competencies were seen as largely distinct from typical TEFL type practice. The Framework was thus intended to function as a practice-led and expert-informed insight into the professional needs of the EAP practitioner, highlighting areas for development for anyone wishing to move into EAP work. 

This project became The Competency Framework for Teachers of English for Academic Purposes and was published in 2008. Further details are available under the Competency Framework tab on this site and on the BALEAP website. The original Framework can be downloaded in PDF format here.

Since its publication, the Competency Framework has served to inform EAP teacher recruitment, continuing professional development and observation practice and policy in higher education institutions across the UK and internationally.

Teachers working in EAP contexts are now increasingly expected to be familiar with the Framework.

The Working Party then went on to develop an individual TEAP practitioner accreditation scheme which has just completed its pilot stage and was launched at the April 2014 AGM.

This has been launched and is now in Phase 1 being gradually rolled out to become accessible across all members.