CPD and Learning Representatives
EIS members will be well aware of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), at least since the inception of the 21st Century Agreement which provided 35 hours CPD for teachers.
In relation to further education the ROSCO report, approved by the Scottish Government, recommended that all full-time staff within further education colleges undertake a minimum of 6 days CPD per year.
Although members are aware of CPD, are they aware of all the CPD opportunities which are available to them? To assist members in finding out what quality opportunities are out there for them the EIS has trained over 100 Learning Representatives (LRs).
An EIS LR is a teacher or lecturer member of the union who has undertaken the appropriate training to give information, advice and support to colleagues on CPD. EIS LRs work all across Scotland – within local authority areas and in individual further education colleges.
If you want to undertake CPD and progress either on a professional or personal level, your LR can research opportunities and advise on what would benefit you most as an individual. LRs can advise on any CPD, including Curriculum for Excellence and Classroom Practice.
The contact details for all EIS LRs are featured on this site. They are listed by area and college so you can easily identify who the appropriate LR is for you to speak to. If you want to progress your CPD contact your LR today
How do I become involved in the CPD work of the EIS?
You could train to become an EIS LR! The intake for the LR course is in February each year and consists of an introductory element and the main section of the course.
It is completely on-line and the course fees are met by the EIS. If you are interested and want further details please contact Lyn McClintock, EIS CPD/LR Co-ordinator by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 0131 225 6244.
The intake for the course is in February each year.
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The new Learning Representative Course will be starting in February 2012