Deferral Process

You may find completing the Professional Update process by the deadline hard.

We accept the following reasons to extend your sign-off period:

  • career breaks;
  • extended illness;
  • parental leave;
  • you are a supply teacher and not working often.

You can ask your employer for a deferral.

You should request your deferral at the start of your PU sign-off year.

We usually grant deferrals for 1 year.

How to request a deferral

MyPL Users

If you have an associated reviewer, you can request a deferral through your MyPL record. If your reviewer is happy to approve your deferral, they can confirm this through MyPL.

Gateway CPD Manager Users

Request a deferral using Gateway CPD Manager.

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