Introductory Course Rep Training

Our Introductory Course Rep Training is aimed at newly elected course reps who have not attended training before.  It aims to develop confidence in their role, as being a course rep for the first time can be a daunting prospect. 

In the light of the COVID-19 crisis, we are currently developing online training materials for 2020-21. Our self-study online module, successfully piloted in 2019-20, will now be rolled out (adapted to include COVID-specific information) and will be complemented by bookable, live online  training sessions, delivered via videoconference. 

The bookable VC training is designed to be delivered to between 12-25 delegates per session.  It lasts approximately 90 minutes and is split into two parts. The first looks at the role of the course rep and what the Student Learning Experience is, while the second half takes the rep through the process they would go through as a rep. It covers:

  • Gathering student opinion.
  • Providing effective feedback.
  • Developing solutions to issues.
  • How to get your problem fixed.
  • Meeting skills.
  • Closing the feedback loop.

We appreciate that students’ associations and institutions will benefit from receiving the new resources as soon as possible, and we aim to publish them by early August 2020. Booking details for the Course Rep Training VC sessions will also be published in early August.

In the meantime, the 2019-20 materials are available for reference below.

Introductory Training materials

Until the 2020-21 materials are published, you can access the 2019-20 materials for reference.  If you have difficulty downloading the presentation (which may depend on the type of browser you are using) please contact us to request them by email.

These materials are also available translated into the Gaelic language.


Booking Introductory Course Rep Training

Information regarding the online module and how to book the VC sessions will be published in early August.  The 2020-21 booking form will be available on the main Course Rep Training page, along with updated booking guidance, which should be read before submitting your training requests. 

For more information, please contact us.

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