What is the Professional Learning Passport?
The new, enhanced PLP is an online portfolio available exclusively to Education Workforce Council registrants. The Passport is a free tool, funded by Welsh Government, developed to support your personal and professional learning with the aim of improving your practice and outcomes for learners.
The PLP is not mandatory (except for newly qualified school teachers maintaining their induction profile) and so you can use it in a way that works best for you. It is flexible, so you can decide how you want to use it and what you record, upload or share, and ultimately your Passport will be what you choose to make it.
It’s not mandatory - why use it and what for?
As the PLP is not mandatory you might be asking yourself: why use it?
It’s very intuitive and supportive with something for everyone, with helpful structures and guidance but also it offers the flexibility to enable you to plan, record and reflect in a way that suits you.
To give you some ideas, we’ve come up with a top ten list of reasons to use your PLP:
- To get rid of that bottom drawer or lever arch file(s) – you can upload all of your professional learning documentation (formal or informal) to your passport which means it is stored centrally and is accessible at all times
- To record any developmental activities that you do
- To gather evidence as part of your performance review and development cycle
- To use when working towards a qualification or professional standard
- It could assist you to comply with your professional code
- To help you in planning the next steps in your career
- To gather evidence in preparation for or as part of job applications or interviews
- Your Passport will give you links to resources to help with planning, recording and reflecting eg...
- To allow sharing and collaboration, for example if you want to record a group project, or share information with your line manager
- The Passport is ‘portable’ and will follow you from job to job, school to school, or college to college, provided you are still registered with the EWC.
All EWC registrants have free access to EBSCO, an online database of of over 2000 academic journals and e-books to help with lesson planning, career development and self-reflection.
Getting started guide
- You’ll find your PLP in your MyEWC account
- If you’ve not already done so, you will need to create your MyEWC account
- Before creating your account or before resetting your password, if forgotten, you must be sure that the EWC holds the most up-to-date e-mail address for you, you will not be able to create/access your account without it
- Make sure you log into your account in the language (Welsh or English) that you wish to use your PLP
- Once logged in choose My Professional Learning Passport
- Start exploring the passport!
Offer of support
We have launched a special page on Facebook with the latest news and updates about the PLP, including events and tips on how to get the most out of the passport.