Professional training and events


Professional training and events

Prospect’s ECS Group runs courses throughout the UK. For professionals working in educational improvement and children’s services, our courses are the perfect opportunity to get up to speed with policy developments and key issues affecting day-to-day working practices.

Training for Prospect reps

If you’re looking for information about training courses for Prospect reps, please see our reps' training page

ECS group conference

We hold a biennial Aspect group conference which gives members the opportunity to debate and learn about national and international developments in educational improvement and children's services. Our biennial general meeting takes place at this conference.

Thinking of becoming an independent consultant?

If you are thinking of going independent in the current economic climate, you need to consider:

  • the professional context for independent consultancy
  • approaches to effective consultancy
  • the practicalities of setting up a new business.

Cuts to local authority budgets mean that many education professionals – not only those in the ECS Group of Prospect – are facing redundancy and considering setting up as independent consultants. We want to be sure that organisations and individuals are aware of the support being offered by Prospect to those affected.

We have received positive feedback from ECSG members who have attended BECTU's courses aimed at freelancers. We share this quote below from someone who attended the Beyond Redundancy course:

“I just wanted to thank you for recommending the Beyond Redundancy course. It was excellent. The presenter explained things very clearly and made what could have been a very dry subject interesting.”

Contact us on 01924 207890 or email to for details of events run by Prospect to help members who are moving into self-employment.