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Professional Learning Passport (PLP)
Professional Learning Passport (PLP)

plpWhat is the Professional Learning Passport?

The Professional Learning Passport (PLP) is a fully bilingual and flexible online tool that is available to all registrants.

Your PLP is packed with features that are designed to support you in capturing, reflecting upon, sharing and planning your learning with the ultimate aim of improving your practice. We all have different ways of learning and the PLP has been designed to meet a wide range of needs.

Your PLP belongs to you: it is confidential and portable. As long as you’re registered with us, you will have access to any content you have created in your PLP.

How can you access your PLP?

Your PLP is available via your ‘MyEWC’ online account. Our short guide sets out how to create and access your online account. If you’re experiencing any difficulties in accessing your PLP, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 02920 460099.

Capturing your experiences

Your working days are full of different experiences, many of which are often learning experiences that can trigger you to consider and potentially alter your practice. These could be part of your normal day to day routine, a discussion with colleagues or attending formal training. Your PLP is available to help you frame these experiences.

You may already have lots of information saved in a variety of places and in different formats. You can add all of this quickly and easily to your PLP either by using the upload tool available in your PLP, or using the dedicated app, Pebblepocket which is available for both Android and Apple devices. Our short guide shows you the features of the app, and how to access it.

You can also connect your PLP to external services like Google Drive or Dropbox and access and use the files you’ve already recorded there.

Reflecting on your experiences

Reflection is the opportunity to stop and think about your experiences, gain value from them and use them to influence your learning, development and future practice.

Templates are available in your PLP that have been structured to take you through the reflective cycle process by asking a series of questions or prompts, allowing you to review the impact of your learning on your practice and then revisit it at a later date.

Should you choose to, your PLP also allows you to share your experiences, work collaboratively and have professional dialogues with your peers.

Professional standards

Within your PLP you will find the professional standards for school and further education (FE) teachers, school and FE learning support workers and work-based learning practitioners.

Your PLP allows you take any item which you have either created or added to your PLP and map this to the relevant professional standards.

Anything you map to the standards will appear summarised in your standards workbook which is available on the dashboard of your PLP. Your standards workbook will provide you with an overview of everything you have recorded against your professional standards and our short video shows you how this function works.

How can the PLP enhance your practice?

Click on the registration category relevant to you below to find some ideas on how the PLP can support your professional development and how it is being used by others.

School and FE teachers

School and FE teachers will find the PLP useful to upload lesson plans, documents and feedback as a way to showcase their professional development to colleagues, senior leadership and prospective future employers.

In addition to Welsh Government resources, including performance management documentation in the PLP the Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership and FE standards are also available.

School and FE learning support workers

Learning support workers can make use of the passport to reflect on their practice, adding ideas, web links, and videos as a way to record successful teaching support methods and evidence for peers, current and potential future employers.

In addition to Welsh Government resources including performance management documentation, the Professional Standards for Assisting Teaching (school) are also available in the PLP.

NQTs

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) undertaking statutory Induction are required to use the PLP. The PLP provides a space where NQTs can record evidence of how they are meeting the Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership through professional practice.

Youth and youth support workers

The PLP allows you to share and collaborate with colleagues from the school, FE and work-based learning sectors and you’ll also find resources and templates to help you get started.

You have access to EBSCO education which includes a huge range of full-text, peer reviewed research, eBooks and journals.

As the National Occupational Standards are finalised and translated for the Welsh workforce, these will be incorporated into your PLP for you to use.

Work-based learning practitioners

The PLP allows you to share and collaborate with colleagues from the work-based learning sectors and you’ll also find resources and templates to help you get started.

You have access to EBSCO education which includes a huge range of full-text, peer reviewed research, eBooks and journals.

The professional standards for work-based learning practitioners are available in your PLP to help you consider and review your experiences.

Read an employer's view of the PLP

Interested? Book your free demonstration!

We are happy to visit your organisation to provide your staff with a demonstration of the PLP and showcase how its functionality and versatility can benefit you, your colleagues and institution. If you would like to book a demonstration please complete our online booking form or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Research library

If you’re interested in evidence-informed practice, your PLP provides you with access to EBSCO, the world’s largest full-text research database for education professionals covering all levels of education and specialities.

EWC registrants have free access to the EBSCO Education Source package and the eBook Education collection. Both resources are constantly expanding and include:

  • nearly 2,000 full-text journals
  • abstracts for more than 3,500 journals
  • more than 530 full-text books
  • over 2,500 full-text and education related conference papers
  • citations for more than 6 million articles, including book reviews

To access EBSCO in your PLP, click on the ‘help and resources’ option on the dashboard of your PLP.

There’s a series of online guides to support you in getting started and using your EBSCO account.

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Funded by Welsh Government

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