March 2018 deadline for completing development objective-based IPD

An important reminder if you or your colleagues are recording your initial professional development (IPD) against the development objectives. Support is on hand to help you complete your development objective-based IPD, or convert to attributes-based IPD.

Development Objectives deadline.
Development Objectives deadline.
  • Updated: 25 September, 2017
  • Author: Ed Horton

Are you or any of your colleagues still recording your initial professional development (IPD) against development objectives? If so, this is a reminder that you need to:

Advice on converting to the attributes is below; followed by further details for submitting development-objective-based Career Appraisals and signing-off Training Agreements.

Support for transferring to attributes-based IPD

If you think you will be unable to complete your development objective-based IPD before 28 March 2018 you can transfer to the attributes-based system at any point.

We launched the attributes-based programme for completing IPD in 2015 as part of a wider initiative to streamline the process for becoming professionally qualified.

Candidates still need to meet the same high standards, but the attributes-based IPD approach is more straightforward than following the development objectives as it aligns with the requirements of the Professional Review (which is also based on the attributes). This also means that candidates can progress more quickly from completing their IPD to sitting their Professional Review.

We have a range of support and guidance to help you if you want to make the transition to attributes:

If you have a training agreement and transfer to the attributes-based approach you can also benefit from our enhanced IPD Online system. The new platform is mobile friendly, easy to use and includes a host of features to help you record your progress as you work towards becoming professionally qualified.

We recommend that anyone planning to convert from development objectives to an attribute-based Training Agreement waits until after the enhanced IPD Online system has been launched. The new system will be upgraded soon and will make it much easier to make the transition.

Deadlines for development objective-based IPD

Deadline for completing development objective-based Training Agreements

If you plan to complete your IPD through a Training Agreement based on the development objectives you will need your completion certificate signed-off by your SCE and then by your local membership development officer (MDO) or membership manager before 28 March 2018.

Please plan ahead and seek an appointment with your MDO or membership manager at least 8 weeks before the deadline.

Deadline for submitting development objective-based Career Appraisals

If you plan to complete your IPD by submitting a Career Appraisal based on the development objectives, the final submission deadline is 28 March 2018.

You can make your submission earlier – upcoming Career Appraisal submission deadlines are on our website.

We recommend that candidates who have not yet started or not made much progress on their submission should follow the attributes-based approach instead (see above).

There is a range of support available if you plan to submit a development objective-based Career Appraisal:

If you need any further advice the team at our membership support centre is on hand to help.

Applying for Professional Review

The deadline only applies to IPD completion using the development objectives. Candidates that have successfully completed their development objective-based IPD by 28 March 2018 can apply for Professional Review at any point in the future – upcoming application dates are on our website.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact profdev@ice.org.uk.

If you need further advice on becoming professionally qualified with ICE, the team at our Membership Support Centre are on hand to help:

t: +44 (0)121 237 3648 / 3649
e: membershiprecruitment@ice.org.uk

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