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Advanced Expert Professional Practice Assessments

What is the assessment process for Advanced EPP?

For Advanced EPP training there are In Training Reviews (ITRs), a portfolio assessment and a final face - to face Viva assessment.

All trainees should attend at least ONE ITR throughout their training. Video Conference (VC) facilities may be used to attend an ITR. The trainee needs to attend the final face - to - face Viva assessment in person.

In Training Reviews (ITRs) are sessions where trainees meet with members of the Specialist Interest Group (SIG), deliver a presentation of a clinical case and as part of the presentation detail their training progress to date and their objectives for the next 3-6 months of training.

All trainees should attend ITRs to enable peer learning. Each trainee receives written feedback from NES, after the session.

The sessions are generally at NES, Glasgow after 3 months and 3 monthly thereafter until completion of the module. VC facilities are available.

A portfolio assessment is then held prior to a face - to - face Viva assessment about 11 weeks later.

The final face - to face Viva assessment lasts approximately 1 hour and is a discussion about your portfolio by an assessment panel comprising of NES, an expert in the area of practice and an external assessor.

Flow diagram of the Vocational Training assessment process

Spring 2020 assessments

  • Deadline for indicating submitting is 25th January 2021
  • Portfolio submissions close 9am 19th March 2021 - portfolios must not be amended after this time n.b. You must include an Own Work Declaration form and Completion of Resources form
  • Portfolio assessments start 26th March 2021
  • Final Viva assessment will take place 16th June 2021