Further Learning is only appropriate for engineers who need to bring their academic qualification up to the required academic benchmark for their chosen category of professional registration.
Not all engineers who are working towards professional registration need to complete Further Learning.
To find out whether you'll need to do Further Learning, you should complete our online Qualification checker. We’ll check your qualifications and let you know what the next steps are.
If you’re already established in your career and ready to apply for full membership, but don’t hold the relevant academic qualifications, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss whether you could demonstrate your retrospective knowledge gained in the workplace during your career. If this is the case, you wouldn’t be required to complete any Further Learning.
Further Learning lets you reach the academic level required to become professionally registered, through academic courses, work-based courses or a combination of these.
For CEng registration, you must have attained the equivalent of a master's level qualification. For IEng registration, you must have reached a bachelor’s level qualification.
Whether or not you’re already working as an engineer, there are several options you can choose from to help you reach the required academic level for professional registration.
The Engineering Council sets the academic benchmark levels for each professional registration category. Each academic benchmark level is defined by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
In most cases we would expect you to complete your Further Learning in less than four years.
If you already have a bachelor’s level qualification and are looking to meet the academic requirement for CEng registration, you could choose a Distance Learning programme.
Distance Learning lets you complete a combination of approved modules from a range of universities remotely. Work-based learning is not taken into consideration with this option.
This allows you to:
Find out more about our Distance Learning approved modules, including who the participating universities are and descriptions of the modules.
An individual Further Learning plan lets you meet the academic requirement for professional registration by blending work-based learning and university course modules. You can complete this route to Further Learning within your own time frame.
Individual Further Learning plans must be assessed by us via a postal review. We send copies to our committee members for their comments and email you the results – i.e. whether the plan is suitable – around 6-8 weeks after submission.
If the plan isn’t suitable, reviewing members will supply you their comments and let you know which sections to improve.
There’s no cost for the assessment.
Get started by downloading the forms for individual Further Learning plans for CEng and IEng professional registration:
Don’t use these forms if you’re on an Approved company-based or Accredited university Further Learning scheme.
For more information, see our Further Learning information pack, which includes a knowledge checklist and advice on how to prepare your plan.
If you’re working as an engineer, you can gain the necessary academic qualification and required competence for professional registration without leaving your job.
The Master of Science degree (MSc) in Professional Engineering from the Engineering Council’s programme is tailored to individuals and integrates learning in the workplace, alongside supervised work-based professional development.
The programme is available at a range of universities.
All programmes are based on the UK-SPEC requirements for professional registration.
If your organisation would like to set up an Approved scheme to help engineers at your organisation meet the Further Learning requirement, you can find out how by practicing our guidance.
Applicants with a non-honours bachelor’s degree (or what is judged to be an equivalent degree) in engineering or a cognate subject with relevant engineering content may be offered an Enhanced Further Learning Plan as a route to meet the academic requirements for CEng.
This route should only be undertaken if advised to do so by the Academic Assessment Committee.
We send copies of your Enhanced Further Learning Plans to our committee members for their comments and email you the results approximately 6-8 weeks after submission.
Please complete and return the following form:
Professional learning communities (PLCs) can increase teacher morale and retention. This helps create a positive school culture focused on growth, which also has a beneficial impact on student achievement.
Daniel Guerrero, vice president of Learning Design at BetterLesson, and Stefani Morrow, Learning Designer for Instructional Leadership at BetterLesson, share tips for creating and fostering effective PLCs within any school or district.
PLCs are teams of educators who share ideas to enhance their teaching practice and help their students Boost as a result. These teams can operate inside a single school or across a district.
“I like to think of the professional learning community as a classroom for teachers, or it's a place where teachers go to learn,” Morrow says.
“PLCs are about really being able to build a community-driven response and approach to learning,” Guerrero says. “And with that comes a lot more empowerment, a lot more authenticity, that sometimes can be missing from professional learning.”
PLCs can foster the sense of connectivity and success that keeps teachers enthusiastic about their role, advocates say.
“When we think about students who drop out of school or that kind of thing, a lot of times, it's because they're struggling, and they don't have the support that they need, or they don't have the proper scaffolds, and I think the same is true for teachers,” Morrow says.
Engaging with peers while learning and improving their craft can help teachers gain confidence and enhance their enjoyment in teaching, she adds.
PLCs inherently meet teachers where they are, more so than traditional professional development, and can therefore more directly influence pedagogy. “If you're sitting in the auditorium [for professional development] the day before school starts, that's not the place that your practice is going to change,” Guerrero says. “Your practice is going to change when you just came from your class, and you're talking to your peers, and you're naming the same challenges, and you're hearing what they do to support it. And then maybe your coach or an instructional leader at the school says, 'Well, there's this research-backed strategy. Let's talk about that.'”
Morrow says PLCs can help educators ensure they’re making the most of these casual conversations and observations. “The PLC structure provides a cycle where those kinds of watercooler conversations around challenges can be addressed in a consistent way,” she says.
A successful PLC is aligned with larger school and district goals, and will incorporate data into practices and discussion. “You hear multiple voices being able to engage and you actually have a community of practice,” Guerrero says. “You don't just have one person who's sharing what they do and it isn't really a PLC, it's actually just a PD.”
To assess a PLC’s effectiveness, Guerrero would also want to know if the PLC was doing what he and Morrow call “bending the line,” which means circling back to keep discussing the same courses and challenges rather than moving on to new ones without follow-up.
“You wouldn't know if it's successful if you only showed up once. You would have to show up a couple of times in a row,” he says. “Linear PLCs are just going to kind of keep going out into the stratosphere, but [we want to see them] bending that line and turning it into a cycle where we come back and we talk about those same courses over and over."
SolarAfrica and Starsight Energy are in the process of merging to create a pan-African solar power supplier. AIIM, which has $2.4bn under management, is part of Old Mutual Alternative Investments and manages private-equity African infrastructure funds. It first invested in Starsight in 2018 and is now contributing $73m through its IDEAS Fund to accelerate the growth of the new company.
The main use of that money will be to build a new solar farm at De Aar in Northern Cape province, Agbaje says, declining to supply an exact figure. Power from the farm will be transmitted across South Africa’s grid to commercial and industrial (C&I) customers, displacing the use of dirtier fuels such as coal, Agbaje says.
The Effective Professional Learning Communities project was a study of effective professional learning communities in schools and of how they are created and sustained. It is an exciting, new, collaborative venture between the Universities of Bristol and Bath and the Institute of Education, University of London, which is funded by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), General Teaching Council for England (GTC) and the National College for School Leadership (NCSL)
Taking place from January 2002 to October 2004, it examined for the first time in this country:
While definitions of what constitutes a professional learning community vary, international research suggests that they are characterised by:
An effective professional learning community has the capacity to promote and sustain the learning of all professionals in the school community with the collective purpose of enhancing pupil learning.
During the course of the project we hope to generate models of different types and developmental stages of learning communities and to disseminate our findings to practitioners.
Students must pass both assignments to pass the course
Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.
Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.
You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.
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WASHINGTON, October 14, 2022 /CSRwire/ - Educators can learn directly from leading edtech experts on Tuesday, November 8, at the inaugural Elevating Innovation virtual conference presented by Digital Promise and Verizon. This professional learning opportunity is free to all educators as part of Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon’s award-winning education initiative focused on addressing the barriers to digital inclusion.
In addition to keynote speakers Dr. Tony Wagner and Kenneth Shelton, featured presenters including Ditch That Textbook author Matt Miller, blended learning coach Dr. Catlin Tucker, and ClassTechTips.com founder Dr. Monica Burns will share strategies, activities, and research-based practices to best leverage educational technology in the classroom.
Interactive sessions will focus on courses such as: learning with immersive technologies; innovative learning design and delivery; STEM and STEAM education; design thinking; student well-being; and more.
The Elevating Innovation virtual conference is suggested for K-12 district and campus leaders, instructional coaches, and classroom educators who want to explore ways to leverage technology meaningfully to engage students in powerful learning experiences.
Keynote and featured speakers include:
The virtual event will take place on November 8 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and can be accessed virtually via Verizon Innovative Learning HQ, Verizon’s free education portal, available at Verizon.com/Learning, that makes next-gen learning tools available to all K-12 educators nationwide. Free registration can be found on Eventbrite.
About Digital Promise
Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization that builds powerful networks and takes on grand challenges by working at the intersection of researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators. Our vision is that all people, at every stage of their lives, have access to learning experiences that help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive and continuously learn in an ever-changing world. For more information, visit the Digital Promise website and follow @digitalpromise for updates.
About Verizon Innovative Learning
Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon's award-winning education initiative, is celebrating 10 years of addressing barriers to digital inclusion for students and teachers. Since 2012, the program has committed $1 billion in market value to support digital equity, reaching over 1.5 million students. Verizon Innovative Learning provides free technology, internet access and innovative learning programs to students in under-resourced communities - enabling students to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to build an innovative workforce of the future. In 2021, Verizon launched Verizon Innovative Learning HQ, a next-gen online education portal that provides free access to immersive XR educational experiences to all educators, including K-12 teachers, nationwide. A key initiative under Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement, Verizon Innovative Learning is helping to drive the company’s commitment to provide 10 million youths with digital skills training by 2030. Learn more at CitizenVerizon.com.
We are reinventing our networks around mobility, broadband & global connectivity to create a platform for long-term growth not just for us, but for America and the world.
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We are pleased to announce our autumn-spring programme of professional learning short courses. We begin with our popular “How to Quickly Synthesise Research” course, and have a busy programme, culminating in a face-to-face course “The Application of Psychometrics for Assessing Health Outcomes”, taking place at the historic Halifax Hall in Sheffield in March 2023.
New courses include, “How to Understand Statistics in Research”, a must for anyone who wants to develop or refresh their statistical knowledge, and “Creating Digital Accessible Teaching Materials” essential for anyone who is involved in preparing and delivering digital teaching materials.
We are also running many of our established courses such as “Real World Evaluations” (online and face-to-face versions available), “Qualitative Research Methods” and “Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis”.
See our full programme of short courses for 2022-23
This comprehensive report looks at the changes to the child tax credit, earned income tax credit, and child and dependent care credit caused by the expiration of provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act; the ability e-file more returns in the Form 1040 series; automobile mileage deductions; the alternative minimum tax; gift tax exemptions; strategies for accelerating or postponing income and deductions; and retirement and estate planning.
The mission of the School of Professional Studies is to provide a superior Northwestern education to outstanding students whose academic pursuits must be balanced with professional or personal commitments. SPS strives to be a leader in continuing and professional education by providing innovative learning opportunities that serve the lifelong learning needs of its students.
Northwestern University School of Professional Studies students are part of a unique and distinguished university community. They learn in a supportive, collaborative environment in courses — offered online and in the evenings on Northwestern's Chicago and Evanston campuses — that enable them to balance their personal and professional lives with the pursuit of learning. Classes in SPS degree and certificate programs are taught by some of the university's most respected and talented teachers — scholars and professionals who value the diversity, energy and creativity of students.
One of the 12 colleges and schools of Northwestern University, SPS has been a core part of Northwestern’s mission for more than 80 years. SPS is enmeshed in many parts of the University — sharing faculty members, creating innovative programs and setting the standard for higher education for adults. SPS students become part of a university ranked among the U.S.A’s best universities with top medical, law and business schools, and a faculty that has made pioneering contributions to materials science, nanotechnology, economics, the humanities, and more.
About Great Learning
Great Learning is a part of the BYJU'S group and a leading global ed-tech company for professional training and higher education. It offers comprehensive, industry-relevant, hands-on learning programs across various business, technology and interdisciplinary domains driving the digital economy. These programs are developed and offered in collaboration with the world's foremost academic institutions like Stanford Graduate School of Business, MIT, The University of Texas at Austin, National University of Singapore, The University of Arizona, Deakin University, IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee, IIIT-Delhi and Great Lakes Institute of Management. Great Learning is able to leverage the high qualified, world class faculty at these universities together with its vast network of 5100+ industry expert mentors to deliver an unmatched learning experience for over 5.7 million learners from over 170+ countries around the world.