The Society of Education Consultants announces a 25% rise in membership, indicating an increase in o
The SEC reports a sharp increase in the number of new members, indicating that changes in the economy are creating more independent education consultancy opportunities
[UKPRwire, Fri May 29 2009] The Society of Education Consultants announces a sharp rise in membership over recent months, with the number of independent education consultants joining the society increasing by 25%. As the economy is adapting to the effects of the credit crunch, the increase in SEC membership indicates that changes to work patterns in the UK are creating more opportunities for independent education consultancy than ever before. For more information, visit www.sec.org.uk or call 0845 345 7932.
The Society of Education Consultants was established in 1990 and aims to fulfill two primary functions; support and information for independent education consultants and also a reputable source of high quality education consultants for any individuals or professional bodies in need of educational consultancy. "There has never been a better time to join the SEC," commented Adam Caller, member of the SEC committee. "Not only is there an increasing demand for independent education consultancy, the services and benefits we offer to our members are increasing too."
A condition of membership of the Society of Education Consultants is adherence to a strict code of practice, detailing the principles and quality assurance standards expected from members of the society. Members are able to seek advice on practical aspects of running an education consultancy, such as accounting, VAT and the pros and cons of different business models, and also have access to discounted professional indemnity insurance. "Education consultancy is a broad discipline," Adam commented. "But regardless of what kind of education consultancy a person is involved in, registration with the SEC provides opportunities to showcase education consultancy services, gain new clients and develop professionally. As the SEC grows, so will the benefits we can offer our members, so these membership figures are very encouraging."
About the Society of Education Consultants
Formed in 1990, the Society of Education Consultants serves professionals working across the whole education and children's services spectrum. The range of SEC members encompasses consultants who work as individuals, in partnerships, or in association with larger consultancies or organisations. The SEC has two primary functions, the one of which is providing information and support to education consultants, meeting their professional and developmental needs at all stages of their education consultancy career. Members also have access to a comprehensive professional indemnity insurance scheme at preferential rates.
The second function of the SEC is to provide one stop shop to individuals, education and children's services managers and governors, whether in schools, LEAs, higher education establishments, or other institutions looking for high quality professional help and support. Those who use the SEC to find education consultants are assured that members can provide the high-quality education consultancy needed to provide the education support they are seeking. All SEC members work to a strict Code of Practice that provides a benchmark for their integrity and the quality of their work.