What is Lifetime Learning ?
Life is a continuous learning experience and, whatever your primary daily activity or occupation is, it is important to keep abreast of developments in "your world". This is just as important for a pet owner or breeder as it is for a highly qualified professional such as a veterinarian.
People in business or working in one of the professions must keep themselves up to date or the products or services that they provide may become outdated or obsolete and consumers rightly expect the best products and services.
In many cases professional bodies have laid down specific recommendations for an annual commitment to continuing education, or continuing professional development as it is often now called. Lifetime learning is an extension of this concept to embrace learning throughout your life, whatever your age, whatever your level of knowledge or skills, whether you are employed or not, whether you are healthy or not.
Lifetime learning schemes are usually voluntary, but in some cases they are mandatory in which case satisfactory participation can be linked to a renewable licence to work or practice a profession.
Whilst the government, other administrative bodies and most individuals readily accept the basic concept of lifetime learning, putting the concept into practice is not so easy. Most of us live hectic lives with little time to spare for other activities whether they be relaxation, hobbies or participation in educational programmes.
Probably the most important aspect of lifetime learning is that it relies on self-motivation. A professional body can make continuing education mandatory and so compel it’s members to attend meetings or utilise distance learning materials - but it cannot make people enjoy the experience, learn from the experience or (in most cases) act upon new information presented to them as part of the teaching process.
Provet, through its Lifetime Learning Programme seeks to facilitate participation in accredited educational activities for people with a profession, business or personal interest in animal health matters through the development of a comprehensive range of activities tailored to meet each individuals needs.
PLLP Mission Statement
Who can Particiate in the
What format does PLLP take
PLLP Educational activities will take all forms including :
1. On-site learning (ie from your workplace or home)
2. Off-site courses
3. On-line study programme
4. Are Provets' On-line and other educational activities recognised for CPD by my professional body ?
All Provet educational activities are developed to the highest standards and involve testing of learned knowledge as well as delivery of information.. We strongly believe that the motivation for participation in educational programmes should be for self-improvement and personal satisfaction, and not simply to satisfy the requirements of professional bodies.
Furthermore, every professional body regulating the veterinary and allied professions has set their own rules for continuing professional development (CPD) and because we are Internet-based with participants from all over the world, it would be impractical and prohibitively expensive for us to attempt to seek approval for each of our courses from them all, and it is our policy not to do so. In some countries it is actually impossible for us to seek approval because the regulatory body refuses to recognise any CPD activities not associated with a University.
However, we are happy to provide participants with details of their on-line experience for submission for approval at local level.
Full details of available distance learning materials, books and current and future activities can be found at Provet’s web site www.provet.co.uk
The PLLP Charter
Provet will organise its' educational programmes to achieve the following objectives whenever possible :
What Benefits will I get
from joining the PLLP ?
Participants in the PLLP will benefit from :
How does the accreditation
scheme actually work ?
How much does the PLLP cost
Do only Provet activities
count towards the PLLP ?
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