CPD Quality Mark
What is the CPD Quality Mark?
The CPD Quality Mark has been introduced as a quality assurance mechanism for individuals delivering subject-specific CPD within, or on behalf of, the National STEM Learning Network.
Who is it for?
All presenters and facilitators providing CPD on behalf of STEM Learning, Science Learning Partnerships and Computing Hubs, including teacher presenters, are expected to hold STEM Learning's quality mark.
Stages of Accreditation
There are three stages to the quality mark based on the knowledge, skills, understanding, experience and expertise of the facilitator.
The three facilitator stages for accreditation:
In-school practitioners, teachers and technicians
New consultants with limited experience outside of the school environment
In-school practitioners with considerable in school support experience of CPD facilitation and some consultancy
SLP Leads with consultancy and facilitation experience
RDLs with a limited range of experience of consultancy
Independent consultants with considerable experience in consultancy and/or CPD facilitation
Experienced lead facilitators with extensive experience
Experienced teacher leaders with extensive experience of working across a range of institutions
Senior consultants with extensive experience regionally and nationally
RDLs with extensive experience of consultancy beyond the range of the SLP
Route to accreditation
New practitioners will be able to enter the CPD Quality Mark through the Facilitators Development Programme. There are three stages - Associate Facilitator, Lead Facilitator and Senior Facilitator and each stage will be assessed through a mixture of observation and analysis of impact data.