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The Professional Learning Passport (PLP) is playing an integral part in the delivery of two brand new professional programmes for teaching practitioners which launched at the end of last week.

The National Professional Learning Pathway (NPLP) ALN programme and the National Masters in Education, will reinforce the PLP’s important role in professional learning as Wales’ education sector moves towards a more blended approach.

The NPLP ALN programme, which was recently launched by Welsh Government, will prepare practitioners as they work towards implementing recent changes to the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) system in Wales.

As part of the programme, school and college teaching staff and ALN specialists will have access to learning resources via Hwb. They’ll then digest their learning by completing workbooks and will receive support from their mentor via the PLP.

This term also sees the PLP support the brand new National Masters in Education. Backed by the Welsh Government, the programme will allow teachers to enhance their professional knowledge, engage with research, and improve their practice.

The part-time programme is taking a blended approach, with students completing set tasks within the PLP ahead of their online conference days bringing together a national learning community.

Professor Michelle Jones, Swansea University’s Head of Education and Childcare Studies said:

“The National Masters is a ground breaking qualification that has been designed and developed by universities in Wales, in collaboration with the Welsh Government, Regional Consortia staff and professional stakeholders. It draws upon cutting edge research and international expertise to offer teachers in Wales a unique, equitable and uniformly high-quality professional learning experience.

Working with the EWC adds a further quality dimension to the National Masters through the PLP so that teachers in Wales will have the same rich learning offer wherever they are located.”

Bethan Stacey, Director of Professional development, Accreditation and Policy at the EWC said:

“The PLP is an incredibly powerful tool to support reflection and the learning journey more generally. It is central to our national professional learning offer for the workforce in Wales, and we are delighted that it is being used across the sector to support such high quality development opportunities for our registrants.”

The PLP is a flexible digital tool available to all EWC registrants to capture, reflect upon and plan their learning and development.

Learn more and get started on your journey with your PLP.