31 Aug 2023

sparqs' 2023-24 Course Rep Training is open for bookings!

Bookings are now open for Course Rep Training during 2023-24 ....for delivery from week beginning Monday 18th September 2023 onwards.

All the information you need is on our main CRT webpagePlease read the booking guidance before arranging your sessions and requesting dates.

CRT delivered by sparqs

This year's Introductory CRT is continuing in an online format, though in-person training can be requested, depending on institutional needs. It is again in two parts. The first is a self-study online module, which reps will access via their institution's VLE, and the second part is webinar-based training, delivered by sparqs Associate Trainers via Zoom. The training is aimed at course reps who have not attended rep training before. It aims to develop confidence in their role, as being a course rep for the first time can be a daunting prospect.

If you would like to book training for apprentices, students with supported education needs or senior phase school pupils at college, please contact us at admin@sparqs.ac.uk to discuss your needs. As usual, our materials for postgraduate students and ESOL students, and introductory materials translated into the Gaelic language, are available for institutions to deliver in-house.

Materials available for in-house delivery

The CRT products developed for in-house delivery include materials for taught postgraduate reps; materials for ESOL students; and introductory training translated into Gaelic.

Associate Trainers

Our team of Associate Trainers are being trained at our annual training event, running from 22nd-25th August 2023, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to fulfil their role. We are delighted to have eight ATs continuing from last year, as well as nine new ATs joining the team for 2023-24. The trainers have a wealth of experience from their studies and course rep activity within their institutions - read their biographies on the Our staff page of our website.


If you have any questions about the Course Rep Training booking process, please get in touch with us at admin@sparqs.ac.uk.

Any questions about the content of the training or how we can support you to deliver training within your institution, should go to Justin Walker, Development Consultant, on 07880 192722 or at justin.walker@sparqs.ac.uk.

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