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Staff Development

Recommended Training Framework


Staff Group
Course Title

Admissions Tutors

Admissions Tutor TrainingNew Admissions Tutors

All members of staff

  • DSE Assessment
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Information Compliance
These courses are organised and run by Staff Development - details can be found on our website
Committee SecretariesCommittee Secretary TrainingRecommended for new Committee Secretaries
Deans & Associate Deans
  • Information Compliance
  • Equality & Diversity
Courses can be registered for online via the Staff Development online calendar
Fire Wardens
  • Training & Refresher Course
  • Use of Fire Extinguishers
Training organised in conjunction with the Health & Safety Office
First Aiders
  • 3 Day Qualification
  • Refresher Training
  • 2 Day Requalification
  • Defibrillator Training
Waiting list system. Flexible courses run by St. John's Ambulance and costs covered by Staff Development / Health & Safety Office.
Graduate Teaching AssistantsGTA Training Scheme Programme, which includes Equality & Diversity in the curriculumModule 1 for all PhD students who teach
Heads of Academic Departments
  • Information Compliance
  • Equality Overview
Heads of Professional Services
  • Information Compliance
  • Equality Overview
Line Managers
  • Information Compliance
  • Equality Overview
  • Health & Safety Overview
  • Effective SDRs
  • SOAS Management Courses (Grades 7 - 9).
New Academic HoDs / ADsInduction2 Day Course
New LecturersPG Certificate for those with less than 3 years experience or equivalent qualificationProbation condition for those without 3 years' FT experience or equivalent course
New Staff
  • New Staff Orientation
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Information Compliance
For all staff within 6 months of start date
PhD supervisionResearch Supervision - as students can not be allocated to staff without completion of this courseNecessary for those who have never supervised a PhD student to completion
Recruitment Panel Members
  • Recruitment & Selection (1) Briefing: Legislation & Good Practice
  • Recruitment & Selection (2) Preparing & holding the Interview
Necessary for those sitting on recruitment panels
SDR RevieweesEffective SDRsAll staff are encouraged to attend Effective SDRs
SDR ReviewersEffective SDRsAll Line Managers are encouraged to attend the Effective SDRs session
Staff who Lift / CarryManual HandlingAnyone who lifts and carries in their job
Teaching StaffProfessional Development Programme and / or Professional Development WorkshopsAny member of staff who teaches