Transparent approach to costing

  • OCSLD has been working on implementing a consistent and transparent approach to costing and charging for our courses. Previously charges have been made for some courses and not others. We have reviewed all the fees currently charged and from 1 September 2016, we will asking for contributions in the following circumstances

    • Where courses are not directly work related e.g. Lunchtime Languages, First Steps, Navigator, Springboard.
    • Where there are fees paid to professional bodies in order for individuals to gain a qualification or accreditation e.g. Brookes Leadership Programme, Coaching and Mentoring Certificate.
    • Where OCSLD organises for an expert external provider to offer a course e.g. Introduction to Counselling.

    Courses will remain free to staff where they are:

    • Mandatory e.g. Welcome to Brookes, Recruitment and Selection, Personal Development Review, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
    • Role related e.g. Effective performance conversations, Participative Process Reviews, Course Design Intensives. 

    Please check individual course webpages for latest details. 

    Staff are advised to discuss fees with their line managers in the first instance. Where we expect some individuals to be paying fees personally, we will make this easier by using the Brookes Online Shop e.g. Lunchtime languages.