LJMU Sponsorship Policy for CPD/HE Study and Vocational Qualifications
LJMU encourages all university contracted staff to undertake appropriate programmes in support of organisational and continuous professional development. The sponsorship policy is designed to ensure equality and fairness to all for targeted development.
- LJMU contracted staff are entitled to apply for sponsorship in any given budget year. Applications for sponsorship should be made in advance of enrolment on the programme. Individual staff members should complete the relevant SPONSORSHIP FORM This form is not for Reseach Student Purposes or Bursaries
- Sponsorship is not an automatic entitlement for staff and each application will be considered on its merits. Budget holders should exercise their discretion to support the application in the context of the local School/Service staff development policy and must satisfy themselves that the programme of study is in line with the sponsorship criteria stated below and the applicant meets the entry requirements of the programme. In addition, budget holders must reach agreement with the applicant that the needs of the job come first and negotiate support to be provided on that basis.
A1 The programme of study is essential to the effective discharge of the employee's current job; or
A2 The programme of study is essential for advancement within the University to a role for which potential is clearly demonstrated.
B The programme of study would be of benefit to the University and/or the long term development/advancement of the individual.
Sponsorship for programmesWhere possible programmes should be undertaken at LJMU on a part time basis.
Discretionary funding of fees, release for attendance, assessments/exams are determined in line with the Faculty/PVC local policy.
Once sponsorship has been agreed this should be ongoing for the achievement of the full award, pending satisfactory progression.
Staff not sponsored by their School/Service will be responsible for their own fees.
EIA 2009 Updated 2011