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The Further Education Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development and Registration (England) Regulations 2007

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Continuing professional development of teachers

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4.  (1)  Subject to paragraph (4), every full-time teacher must complete at least 30 hours of CPD each year.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), every part-time teacher must complete at least the pro-rata equivalent of 30 hours of CPD each year, calculated on the basis of the number of hours spent teaching in proportion to the number of hours a full-time teacher in the same institution spends teaching (or would spend teaching, if there were a full-time teacher in that institution), subject to a minimum of 6 hours each year.

(3) Where a teacher is employed at more than one further education institution on a part-time basis, he must apportion the CPD which he is required to complete under paragraph (2) accordingly.

(4) Where a teacher is employed for only part of a year or is absent from work for part of a year—

(a)in exercise of—

(i)her right to maternity leave conferred by section 71 or 73 of the ERA 1996(1) or her contract of employment and has the right to return to work by virtue of those sections or her contract of employment;

(ii)the right to parental leave conferred by section 76 of the ERA 1996;

(iii)the right to paternity leave conferred by section 80A, 80AA, 80B or 80BB of the ERA 1996(2); or

(iv)the right to adoption leave conferred by section 75A or 75B of the ERA 1996(3);

(b)because of her pregnancy; or

(c)because of certificated illness or injury, where the total period of absence from work in that year exceeds 3 months,

the CPD requirement for that teacher is reduced accordingly, on a pro-rata basis.

(5) Every teacher must maintain a record of the CPD he has undertaken each year and make it available to his employer or, where he has more than one, each of his employers, for monitoring purposes.

(6) Every teacher, other than one who is employed solely in a sixth form college and is registered with the GTC(E), must provide the IfL with a record of the CPD which he has undertaken each year, by 31st August, for monitoring purposes.

(1)

Sections 71 and 73 were both amended by section 17 of the Employment Act 2002 (c.22) and further amended by paragraphs 31 and 32 of Schedule 1 to the Work and Families Act 2006 (c.18) respectively.

(2)

Sections 80A and 80B were inserted by section 1 of 2002 c.22 and sections 80AA and 80BB (which have not, at the time of making these Regulations, been commenced, were inserted by sections 3 and 4 respectively of 2006 c.18.

(3)

Sections 75A and 75B were inserted by section 3 of 2002 c. 22 and amended by paragraphs 33 and 34 of Schedule 1 to 2006 c. 18 respectively.

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