The Learning & Development Network exists:
1) To help create a learning culture across the parking sector.
2) To enable those in the parking sector involved in learning & development to share good practice, knowledge and experience.
3) To provide continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities for those involved in learning & development.
4) To provide a means by which they can work collaboratively and in partnership in respect of learning & development initiatives for the benefit of the industry as a whole.
5) To advance the work of the UK Skills Board for Parking.
Membership is free, with a separate charge for events. For further information on the skills agenda for the parking industry, click here.
If you are a learning and development specialist and would like to be included in the L&D Network, please email Dave Smith or call 01444 447 316
You can also network online with your fellow learning and development professionals via our LinkedIn group.
December 2012 - Qualifications and development opportunities for the parking profession are evolving. As part of this, the newly formed Professional Development & Standards Board is looking at ways to raise standards across the parking profession and how best to recognise skills and achievements of those within it. City & Guilds, one of the awarding bodies currently offering parking specific qualifications, has advised us they will be reviewing their focus and are looking to withdraw from niche markets. Read more
April 2013 - As announced in December, our newly formed Professional Development & Standards (PDS) Board is therefore looking at different ways to raise standards across the parking profession and how best to recognise skills and achievements of those within it. The Board agreed the best way forward was to identify a suitable alternative awarding organisation to work with to ensure we continue to build on what we have achieved with the parking qualifications to date. Over the next few weeks, Rocky Datoo (Head of Membership and Professional Development) and representatives of the PDS Board will be meeting with alternative awarding organisations to better understand what they could potentially offer the parking profession.
Learning & Development Network Event
In 2011, a long awaited milestone was been met for the parking sector in the launch of the suite of parking management qualifications at levels 3, 4 and 5. Now in 2012, the new level-2 parking enforcement officer qualification will also be available and this will see the introduction of pathways for enforcement on private land, enforcement under RTRA '84 and parking and traffic enforcement using CCTV, as well as the existing civil enforcement officer pathway.
To help embed these qualifications in the sector, the BPA hosted an L&D Network event in Febuary 2012 for the sector's learning and development professionals. This included speakers from both City & Guilds and Asset Skills to provide an overview of these qualifications and the proposed UK Academy for Parking.
View the Agenda
Presentations from the event:
Asset Skills' presentation (powerpoint)
City & Guilds' presentation (pdf)
Ephraim Olumewo's presentation (powerpoint)