Learning and Development Policy
Imperial College London recognises that its ability to meet its strategic objectives depends upon highly motivated and high-achieving staff. It is therefore policy to:
- enable individuals to acquire knowledge and skills which will allow them to fulfil current responsibilities more effectively.
- assist individuals to develop skills and/or gain qualifications which contribute to the achievement of agreed personal and career development goals.
- support the development of teams and effective teamworking skills.
- facilitate the effective integration of organisational change at faculty, department, division, or section level.
The College is committed to the provision of learning and development for all staff irrespective of their number of working hours or type of contract and views this as a tripartite responsibility with individuals, their managers and the LDC all having a part to play in identifying development needs and supplying optimal responses.
On average development activities are likely to require five days a year, but this can vary enormously depending on factors such as experience, rate of change of job requirements, ambition etc.
Unless otherwise indicated, most of our workshops are run on the South Kensington campus. If sufficient people could attend, we will run workshops on other sites, please contact us to arrange.
Tuition fee remission scheme for Staff
Staff who register for a part-time postgraduate degree at Imperial may be eligible for a reduction in their tuition fee through the tuition fee remission scheme.
This includes part-time MBA programmes at Imperial College Business School.
Full details and exceptions to the general rules may be found on the College website.
Travel associated with training
This should be claimed as a normal expense from your own department after reference to the latest edition of the College’s Expenses Policy.
Booking a place on College programmes
Follow the links you will find at the bottom of the web page of the course you are interested in. College Employees should use ‘Fast Track booking via My Training’; all others can use ‘Request Booking via Training Centre’, which will take you to the correct form, which should be completed and returned electronically.
The booking form asks for your manager’s authorisation. This is to confirm that release from work and (if relevant) payment has been agreed. If this isn’t relevant this section of the form can be left blank.
The Learning and Development Centre will normally confirm that you have been booked onto a course by automated e-mail and then send further details 1-2 weeks prior to the date of the course. These mails come from the sender: Imperial Training [email@example.com]
Please note: When making a booking for a course that lasts for multiple days, you should ensure that you are free for the full duration of the course. Admission will not be granted to those who have missed part of the course, and a cancellation fee will be incurred.
Cancellations should be notified to the appropriate centre as soon as possible so that the place can be offered to those on the waiting list.
Please see our full cancellation policy on our Terms and Conditions page.
Catering on training programmes
It is not general policy to provide meals on non-residential training programmes.
However, some programmes require teams to work collaboratively over a meal-break in order to maximise the use of time available. In such circumstances lunch will be provided and course delegates will be expected to remain to participate in the team activity.