Trainees develop the skills and applied knowledge required for routine practice in the workplace by completing training activities. Training activities draw on the knowledge provided by the academic component of the programme, allowing trainees to put their knowledge into practice. The academic and the workplace elements of the training programme encompass the range of skills, understanding, knowledge, behaviours, and attitudes required for post-programme practice in the specialty.
Training activities require trainees to undertake activities in the workplace and submit evidence they have completed the activity to their e-portfolio. The evidence is then assessed to ensure the trainees has achieved the training activity successfully.
Training activities were previously known as ‘competencies’. A process of rebranding competencies as training activities began in September 2023.
1.1.1 The application of training activities to School programmes
Completion of training activities through the phases of training in the workplace continuously assesses trainees’ learning and development. Completion of training activities is documented in the trainee’s e-portfolio.
Training activities are required for all modules. Successful completion of training activities is required for completion of modules.
Training activities for each specialty are defined by the curriculum and are written by healthcare scientists and healthcare professionals involved in the practice of the specialty. Modules and their associated training activities reflect the expectations for the trainee’s stage of practice, as defined by the modules phase.
The skills and applied knowledge trainees develop by completing training activities for a module are then showcased to an assessor by completion of in-person work-based assessments (DOPS, OCEs and CBDs).
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