Last February we alerted you to the first phase of the CILIP Futureskills consultation on revising the BPK and, two months on, the initiative is well underway and into its second phase. Readers will recall that consultation with members and stakeholders is a key element of the project. The project has reported on the first phase of the consultation. This exercise asked about the value of the BPK and attracted in excess of 500 responses. The results concluded that respondents felt that the current BPK was too generic and that what was needed was something which was ‘clear, relevant and comprehensive’ and outlined the scope of professional skills and knowledge.
The Project Team has responded with an initial draft of a revised BPK drawing on both the consultation outcomes and the previously published ‘Defining our Professional Future’. Once again, members and stakeholders are being encouraged to engage with the exercise and respond to this second consultation phase open until April 29th. You can access the consultation document and supporting material here The April edition of Update will include an article on the initiative and the consultation. Simon Edwards, the CILIP Director of Professional Services, will be speaking about Futureskills at our CILIPS Annual Conference on 12th June in Dundee.