This will vary depending on the nature of the course – e.g. how long is it, is it during the member of staffs normal working hours etc, how can this be supported/accommodated. Any study leave will be at the managers discretion, however managers must not discriminate between full and part time staff.
It is also important to regularly discuss progress and the application of learning – just as you would with any other learning or training opportunity, as part of the PDP process.
An annual evaluation of the Scheme will take place in the autumn. This will focus on applicants' progress with study and future study plans as well as the impact on personal, clinical and organisational objectives. In order to gather the relevant data applicants and managers will be contacted annually to participate in a survey.