FAQs – CRP registration
Do I need to submit a Competency Framework with my application?
The use of competency frameworks and supporting tools, including the NIHR Integrated Workforce Framework (IWF), enable a structured and evidenced based approach to skills and knowledge development in your role as a CRP. There is an expectation that CRPs will have used a relevant competency framework, or similar tool such as an induction framework, as part of professional development. There are examples included on the CRP website. If you haven’t used a competency framework or similar, you need to discuss this with your manager and colleagues responsible for workforce development in your area. You will then be able to work through one of the available competency frameworks, to ensure you have the relevant skills and knowledge, at the appropriate level, before making an application to the register. Confirmation by your line manager that a competency framework, or equivalent evident based approach to knowledge and skills development is in place, is an essential requirement for registration. You do not need to submit your development tool but you do need to ensure you have had the opportunity to work through a structured approach to knowledge and skills development before applying to the register.
Documented assurance of communication style
The pandemic and associated changes in working practices do sometimes present a challenge for assurance of your communication style. It may not now be possible to have someone directly observe your interaction with a patient and volunteer. Please be creative in the examples you use, so for example you may document an example of feedback you have had about your effectiveness in using online technologies to facilitate communication. Although recent examples are preferable, you can also refer to examples when you have been observed by a colleague up to three years ago. The Documented Assurance of Practice Development template has been modified to clarify this requirement.