We're upgrading IPD Online this month to make it easier to use and introduce new features.
IPD Online is our platform to support members on an ICE Training Scheme or following our mentor-supported training programme. It helps you to record your progress and get feedback as you aim to complete your initial professional development (IPD) and become professionally qualified with ICE.
Straightforward transfer to the new system
All the information – evidence, feedback, documents, annual appraisals and completions – entered by you or your advisor will be carried over to the new platform, without you having to do anything.
A simplified structure
One of the first things you'll notice about the new platform is the simplified structure for recording experience and assessing progress against attributes. The attributes aren't changing and you'll still need to demonstrate the same breadth of experience, but they will be consolidated to make it easier for you to record and keep track of evidence. You can see an example in the screenshot of the new system above.
Attribute level sign-offs
Because the attributes have been consolidated to make them easier to manage, we've also consolidated your attribute level sign offs by choosing the lowest level previously signed off for that attribute.
If these aren't what you expect, don't worry. Next time you submit some evidence to your advisor, they can consider that attribute in the round and choose to sign off your evidence at the appropriate level. You'll see more detail about this when you log into the new platform.
Other improvements for trainees include:
- A document library to help you manage your documents such as development reports, drawings and CPD records. You'll be able to link a single document to many attributes (you can see a screenshot of the new document library below)
- Increased flexibility if you wish to record your IPD at IEng or CEng level while you are working towards gaining the required academic qualifications to sit professional review at this level
- A help centre to answer the common questions around initial professional development and IPD Online (you can see a screenshot of the new help centre below)
We'll be in touch with all IPD Online users again later this month to let you know once the upgrade has launched. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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