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As a Regulated Trainee, you are at the beginning of your professional career. Your knowledge and competencies are in development and it is important that you are well supported to assess and develop your personal and professional competencies to ensure you are able to manage assignments effectively.
This is achieved via specific supportive functions provided by experienced professionals who can assess your competence and scaffold your learning, in readiness for qualification and registration as a Registered Professional with NRCPD.
Historically, NRCPD has called the professional providing this assessment and support an ‘Endorsing Supervisor’.
NRCPD has now separated this role into two specific functions:
These functions may be provided by the same person, but both roles have clear distinctions.
Your Practice Assessor will be a trained professional who is qualified to assess and endorse your skills and competence as a Regulated Trainee in one or more of the following categories:
Practice Assessors are required to have the following qualifications and experience
As a regulated Trainee, you are required to upload evidence of an initial and, then, annual assessment of your competence (see attached guidance). The assessment will evidence competence as a Regulated Trainee in:
Following your assessment, you will receive support from your Senior Practitioner. This may be via face-to-face or online meetings, either one to one or in groups. It may also be in the form of email and other digital contact.
Senior Practitioners will be required to have:
Your Senior Practitioner will be a qualified and experienced Language Service professional, Registered with NRCPD, who is able to support and scaffold your development. The purpose of this role is to provide advice and guidance on how you can best develop your competence in a safe way; increasing your professional knowledge and experience in readiness for qualification and registration as a Registered Language Service Professional with NRCPD.
Yes. However, you can choose to have a separate Senior Practitioner.
NRCPD is currently developing a list of Practice Assessors and Senior Practitioners. We will soon be making specific training available to increase the pool of Practice Assessors and Senior Practitioners.
For now, we recommend engaging with the assessor of your specific course as both your Practice Assessor and Senior Practitioner.
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Yes. Course tutorials are a good place to reflect on your development and plan your progression.
Yes. We only need the dates of your review meetings and confirmation that these meetings have taken place.
Your Senior Practitioner will confirm the details on their Senior Practitioners Portal
Yes. The assessments must have been signed off, by your practice assessor, within the last three months before your registration application.
Yes. You will be able to upload the completed assessment mark sheet(s) as part of your application.