Keeping a record of professional learning and development activity allows you to review and monitor achievement of goals with your mentor and carry out planning for future learning.
Also, members can be called upon, as part of registration renewal, to submit the evidence of their professional learning and development and how they have critically reflected on this with their manager and/or mentor. Keeping a record of professional learning and development and recording critical reflection and review with is therefore essential evidence.
The information record should contain, at least :-
The specific mechanism for keeping the record of professional learning and development is not prescribed in the CLD Standards Council model. What is important is that Professional learning and development is planned, carried out and reviewed and that records of this are kept.
Employers may have standards and systems for recording professional learning that CLD practitioners use. Practitioners using these will NOT have to duplicate information held. However some employers systems may focus on activities undertaken and do not necessarily cover goals and review discussions, so practitioners may still need to keep an additional record of their goals and review discussions. These can be kept simply as documents or stored emails. However, members must ensure the records are in a form that can be easily shared with the CLD Standards Council at Registration Renewal if requested.
The CLD Standards Council provides the template forms below for recording professional learning and development.
CLD Standards Council is intending to provide an online service in i-develop to allow members to record the PL. It will not be mandatory for members to use the system provided by CLD Standards Council.
Please note use of these specific forms is not mandatory.
Practitioners can choose to use these forms or employers’ PL or Performance Review systems, or their own documents, emails or apps, whatever suits their needs. As long as the records are in a form that can be easily shared with the CLD Standards Council at Registration Renewal if requested.
PL Planning Advice – questions to consider when planning your professional learning
PL Goal Log – summarised record of all Professional Learning and Development Goals
PL Goal Detail – Sheet for recording details of a goal (Use 1 sheet per goal)
PL Activity Record – sheet for recording details of an activity and reflection on that activity (use 1 sheet per activity)
PL Review Record – To be shared and completed with mentor/ verifier