CILIP’s New Framework of Qualifications Marion Huckle, Head, Membership Careers and Qualifications UC & R NE AGM 25th November 2003.
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CILIP’s New Framework of Qualifications Marion Huckle, Head, Membership Careers and Qualifications UC & R NE AGM 25th November 2003
CILIP’s mission To: Enable its members to achieve and maintain the highest professional standards in all aspects of delivering an information service, both for the professional and public good …. through its work in education maintaining a framework of universally recognised qualifications and providing a wide range of opportunities for CPD
Education, Enterprise, Advocacy Develop and enhance roles and skills of all its Members (Workforce development) Present and champion those skills (including the new skills which will be acquired through CPD) Position the profession at the heart of the information society
Overview New Qualifications Framework Body of Professional Knowledge Education Certification Scheme Chartership Charter revalidation Fellowship ‘Spectrum’ scheme Important features of the framework
New Qualifications Framework Matrix: flexible entry points and progression routes/pathways Based on CPD/lifelong learning Robust and rigorous qualifications framework All levels of achievement –Certification –New Chartership regulations –Revalidation Scheme –Fellowship
Body of Professional Knowledge ‘Think Tank’ meeting Not prescriptive – mapping tool Outline of the Knowledge Base: - Core areas (unique knowledge and skills) - Generic (transferable) - May overlap with other disciplines Further development
Education New partnerships with other awarding bodies and training providers University Departments –Range of courses –Changes in delivery –Lifelong learning –Research Accreditation Board
Certification Recognition of achievement Portfolio submission/Template Initial call for registration of interest from October 2004 from members with more than 5 years experience Two pathways Additional postnominals Progression route to Chartered Membership Assessment at local/regional level with effective quality control mechanisms
Chartership Joint Working Party Contributions from stakeholders and partners Build on experience during the Transitional Period Accessible and appropriate for members worldwide Regulations and guidance notes to Council by July 2004
Charter revalidation (1) Benefits for individuals and employers Based on best practice Wide range of activities: portfolio application Period of revalidation of between 3 and 5 years Initial assessment at local/regional level with effective quality control mechanisms
Charter revalidation (2) New route to Fellowship Attract new members Overall, the LIS profession will demonstrate its commitment to continuous personal professional development, raising the status of the professional body to one which views its role in validation as a current dynamic activity, not one rooted in history.
Fellowship Joint Working Party to devise and recommend hospitable but rigorous pathways to the highest level of professional qualification Likely to recommend a new route to Fellowship based on two successful cycles of revalidation linked to the criteria
‘Spectrum’ scheme (1) CILIP ‘s Corporate Plan committed the Chartered Institute to an examination of a “… feasibility scheme for library staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to enable them to study for professional and paraprofessional qualifications and to include mentoring and leadership training (similar to the American Library Association “Spectrum” initiative”.
‘Spectrum’ scheme (2) The aim of a scheme would be to encourage people from under represented groups within the UK community to be attracted to, and compete for, posts within the broad LIS sector, an area where they are currently under- represented. Activity is being coordinated by the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Panel Evidence gathering process: - Sectoral brainstorms - Specialist Groups -Home Nations Forum Report early in 2004
Important features More use of Regional Assessors and other experienced regionally based networks Recognition of work-based learning and other activities Encourage diversity and widen participation and access Mentoring Consultation
New Qualifications Framework & CPD CILIP 7 Ridgmount Street London WC1E 7AE Tel. No. 020 7255 0500 www.cilip.org.uk