The Professional Development Scheme helps clerks to self-assess their own personal development. Learning and development are subjective experiences and it is for clerks to consider how much they have benefited from each activity.
It is good practice to consider your learning needs, research the options to meet them, discuss with your council what training or learning you plan to undertake and why it will support the work of the council.
Keeping a log of your activity can be useful to help reflect on what you have learnt; this can be a personal record or something you share with your council. If you choose to keep a record please note: clerks cannot count any activity twice. For example, books which are read while studying for a qualification cannot be counted as separate reading; a training event in preparation for CiLCA contributes to CiLCA's 20 pts and cannot be counted separately.
Clerks cannot count more than six points each to reading, e-learning without accredited assessment or learning from new activities and no more than four contributing to the development of the sector over a 12-month period.
For more information see the Continuous Professional Development Scheme booklet or access 'Your SLCC' and click 'Professional Development' to record your CPD online.