Providing your Registration reference


To support your application you will need to provide a reference.


Applicants' responsibility

It is the applicant's responsibilty to obtain the signed reference from the referee and submit this through i-develop.


What is a competent referee?

A competent referee must have a good understanding of community learning and development and in particular of the values and principles, the competences, the code of ethics and the CPD strategy.

He/she must have a sufficient knowledge of your working practice to be able to verify your commitment to the requirements for registration.

He/she could be:

  • Your line manager
  • Another Standards Council Member
  • A member of your Management Committee/ Management Board
  • A colleague from a partner organisation
  • Your Head of Service
  • Your Chief Executive Officer

If you are unsure about who could supply a reference please contact the Registration Development Officer.


The role of the referee

The referee will be asked to confirm that they have read and understood the values, principles, competences, code of ethics and commitment to CPD as described in the requirements for registration. They will be asked to confirm that the applicant meets the requirements and is a suitable person to be a Member of this professional body.

The Standards Council expects that referees will exercise their professional judgement in relation to applicants’ suitability and be prepared, where necessary, to recommend to applicants additional CPD or practice prior to gaining their approval, or to decline to endorse the application for membership.


Last modified: Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 10:51 AM