sparqs has developed and delivered a range of products for the training of course reps in Scottish institutions. These have been designed to enable students to fully engage with quality enhancement processes and help them develop confidence in their role. These training products are outlined here.
Introductory Course Rep Training for 2021-22
Our most popular CRT product is the Introductory Course Rep Training package, designed as introduction to the role for course reps in colleges, universities and tertiary institutions.
In response to the needs of institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have redesigned our Introductory CRT to be delivered online. Following discussions with stakeholders, we are continuing with this online arrangement in 2021-22.
As government restrictions are eased and circumstances change during 2021-22, we will consult with the sector around demand and feasibility if we are considering resuming any in-person training. However, it is thought that the majority of training will continue to be delivered online for the coming year.
The introductory training is 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 a participatory workshop, delivered by sparqs Associate Trainers (ATs) or Institutional Associate Trainers (IATs) via Zoom. See the Introductory CRT page for further details on the training and delivery methods. The 2021-22 booking process and materials will be available on that page in due course.
Other sparqs' CRT products
Our wider range of CRT products and materials below may also be of interest. If you need specific support this year in training course reps for these groups of students in an online environment, please get in touch.
- Training for students with supported education needs
- Training for Apprentice Reps
- Training for senior phase school pupils in college
- Materials for taught postgraduate course reps
- Materials for ESOL students
- Gaelic language materials
Please contact us to discuss your course rep training needs
We will be pleased to support you as you consider your CRT needs. This may involve asking our expert team of Associate Trainers to deliver your training, or registering your in-house trainers to attend our ‘train the trainer’ event in August 2021, or the assistance of our consultants as you write or adapt your internal training materials.
For Scottish institutions considering CRT options for 2021-22, please refer to our 'CRT options and support document' and please do contact us if you would like to discuss any of your CRT requirements.