UK Professional Standards for Higher Education Staff
The UK Higher Education Academy has issued a "UK Professional Standards Framework" (UKPSF) to define the roles of teaching and learning support staff in UK universities. The framework has three Dimensions of Practice: Areas of Activity, Core Knowledge and Professional Values.
The Academy also provides four levels of accreditation, in increasing order:
The only formal qualification required seems to be a certificate in higher education teaching and similar Academy-accredited professional development.