Continuing professional development – or CPD - is the secret to guaranteeing confidence in an up to date and cutting edge skillset. This is a phrase common in other industries but not in ours – until now. ScreenSkills is supporting the process of continuing professional development by identifying and signposting appropriate development to help fill skills gaps and job roles.
The UK screen industries have a global reputation for being at the top of their game – and we want to stay there. ScreenSkills recognises the need to equip the industries’ highly skilled workforce with the tools they need to keep delivering top quality output in the face of:
The approach ScreenSkills is taking to professionalising continuing professional development in the UK screen industries follows five steps.
For individuals (employed or self-employed): Use the framework to cross-reference your self-identified career stage to work out what is expected of you and what continuing professional development intervention might support you in your career progression. Use the strategy and its downloadable resources to identify skills gaps and appropriate learning and development.
For training providers: Use the framework to identify the learning outcomes expected from a continuing professional development intervention. Use the strategy and its downloadable resources to support the application of learning and development
For employers: If appropriate, use the framework and strategy to support line management conversations to develop staff.
The ScreenSkills CPD Framework (PDF) is built around four career stages, a set of universal competencies (skills required to do a job) and core industry values.
The four career stages: To find more detail about what each of these stages entails, click here to download a description of the stages (PDF).
The four industry values:
The four universal competencies:
There are three stages to the process and the onus is on the individual to take personal responsibility for their continuing professional development. Industry benefits when they bring their new or improved skills to their working life. The process of identifying the right intervention is as follows:
1. Assessment to:
2. Planning and execution of appropriate continuing professional development to include a mix of mentoring and/or coaching, free of charge resources i.e. podcasts, Ted talks, reading, commercially available training, work-based learning i.e. shadowing, peer review, action learning sets
3. Recording learning to cement applicable outcomes and demonstrate CPD to current and future employers
Successful personal and professional development is dependent on it being user-friendly, done at the right time and easily applied.
Commissioning of continuing professional development programmes is guided by industry need. ScreenSkills’ Skills Forecasting service polls employers via three different surveys to establish where the industry skills and job gaps are. Industry-led Working Groups are then consulted and offer reflection and insight into the data. If your training provider is interested in providing CPD training for ScreenSkills, please see our opportunities to tender.
As part of its continuing professional development strategy, ScreenSkills will be developing and introducing CPD Quality and Impact Guidance (QIG), a standard methodology and process to measure the outcomes and impact of various types of continuing professional development delivered within the screen sectors. To learn more, click here to download and read the ScreenSkills CPD Strategy (PDF).
The ambition is to not only be able to measure quality, impact and efficacy of continuing professional development commissioned by ScreenSkills but also to establish common expectations that other CPD available in the sector can also demonstrate the same standards and impact
Alongside its CPD Quality and Impact Guidance, in 2019 ScreenSkills will develop an accreditation process for continuing professional development providers to measure and recognise providers of effective, impactful CPD and particular high-quality courses
Continuing professional development requires a unique accreditation process that reflects the shorter-term duration and (sometimes) lifetime of courses that are often designed for specific, immediate employer needs, and the smaller size training businesses that often deliver this training.
Once developed, ScreenSkills will provide wider publicity, regional events and train-the-trainer programmes for CPD providers and trainers to learn more about the process and how they can develop their provision to gain this nationally-recognised benchmark.
If you have any questions about any of this framework, please contact Hannah Corneck at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the links below to download PDF versions of all documents referenced on this page, or resources which you can use to help inform your own continuing professional development:
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