Skip navigation to content

Passport programmes

This package of events, workshops, training & development activities are planned to support staff to excel within their roles.  Images of passports in fan.All passport participants must have discussed their application with their line manager and must have the line-manager's permission & support.  The learning log, which is in the form of a Passport, will be used to record all the training completed and for the participant's to record progress.

Passport holders will be given first priority for places on courses.  A limited number of places will be allocated to those not on a passport programme.

Available passports

For further details on the individual passports, please select one of the following:

Passport to Management Excellence

The Passport to Management Excellence is for new, aspiring and existing managers, who have their own manager's permission to take part in the scheme.

Objectives‌

  • Enable managers to feel confident and competent when managing teams and individuals

  • Develop new skills in a range of related areas

  • Network with other managers

  • Build on existing skills and knowledge

  • Experience a wide range of devlopment activities

  • Choose own direction by selecting a tailored learning programme

  • Complete in 30 months

For more information visit the Passport to Management Excellence.

Passport to Administrative Excellence

Staff who are in administrative roles.

Objectives

  • ‌Provide a structured development programme for administrative staff

  • ‌Build on existing skills and knowledge

  • Raise awareness of administrative processes across the University

  • Develop new skills in a range of related areas

  • Experience a wide variety of development activities

  • Choose own direction by selecting a tailored learning programme

  • Complete in 30 months

For further information, please visit the dedicated Passport page.

Passport to Estates Cleaning

For Cleaning Staff from Estates.

Objectives‌

  • ‌Deliver key skills training to all Estates Cleaners

  • Develop confidence in all aspects of the role

  • Recognise professionalism and achievement

For further information, please visit the dedicated Passport page.

Passport to Research Futures

The Passport to Research Futures is a structured development programme for early career researchers designed to focus thinking about career planning, professional development and employability.  It has been recognised by the ILM.

 

Please see the Passport to Research Futures programme guide AY 2019-20 (PDF, 1,239 KB) for event details and to check which workshops must be completed in order to achieve either a University PRF certificate or an ILM certificate. You can book a place on a workshop via PDMS: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms

 

Complete 5 core subunits and any 6 optional subunits to gain a University PRF certificate. 



Complete 5 core subunits and 7 ILM subunits to gain an internationally-recognised development award.

 

For further information, please visit the dedicated Passport page.

Passport to Health and Wellbeing Excellence

OSDS and the University’s Health & Wellbeing Group have worked together to develop a holistic programme to support staff wellbeing.  There are 4 core themes: Mental, Physical, Nutritional and Workplace wellbeing. 

Objectives

  • ‌provide a structure and pathway for participants to maximise both mental and physical health

  • provide participants with a variety of options that they can select from depending on own interests

  • disseminate key information to help participants keep healthy

  • encourage participants to take a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle

  • raise awareness of the importance of physical & mental wellbeing

  • recognise the importance the University places on staff wellbeing

  • provide tools to allow staff to monitor own health

  • facilitate the creation of a network of health and wellbeing ambasssadors raise the profile of St Andrews as a great place to work

For further information, please visit the Passport to Health and Wellbeing section.

‌‌‌

Email: osdscourses@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 7198