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Criteria: Learning and development

3.1 Members actively engage with and reflect on the continuing professional development (CPD) process to maintain and develop their competence to practise


3.1.1 Members assess their learning and development needs and preferences

3.1.2 Members develop and engage in a personalised plan to meet their learning and development needs

3.1.3 Members critically evaluate their learning in terms of how it relates to their current/future practice

3.1.4 Members record and evidence the outcomes of the learning process

3.2 Members offer quality CPD opportunities that help others learn and develop


3.2.1 Members work with learner(s) to establish learning outcomes for any CPD opportunity provided

3.2.2 Members design and deliver materials/experiences that facilitate an individual’s learning and development

3.2.3 Members evaluate the effectiveness of the CPD opportunity provided

3.2.4 Members critically reflect on the learning and development process

3.3 Members actively engage with supporting students’ practice education and the development of their professional socialisation


3.3.1 Members work collaboratively with colleagues, other health professions and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to plan and provide mechanisms, resources and activities to facilitate students’ learning as an integral part of service development and delivery

3.3.2 Members actively engage with, and reflect on the CPD opportunities available to them that exist to develop their ability to support students’ learning and development

3.3.3 Members strive to provide opportunities for students to learn and develop including by:

  • A: ensuring that multidisciplinary working promotes understanding of the roles and the value of other professions involved in delivering high quality healthcare
  • B: working collaboratively with other colleagues to ensure appropriate models of supervision
  • C: critically evaluating their own learning and development needs and preferences as well as their students, in order to adapt their teaching styles appropriately
  • D: sharing their own learning appropriately with other colleagues involved in supporting students, and with the students themselves

3.3.4   Members ensure consistency and transparency in the assessment of student learning

3.4 There are recognised structures, processes and resources in place that support learning and development in the workplace and enable individuals to meet the requirements of their role and meet professional and regulatory CPD requirements


3.4.1 The development needs of the service are evaluated on an annual basis and used to inform the learning and development needs of physiotherapy team members  

3.4.2  There are policies in place to ensure:

  • A: that CPD policies and processes are inclusive and equitable, and implemented in ways that accommodate all members’ learning and development needs
  • B: Members have protected personal learning time of at least ½ day/month for informal CPD activities in addition to study leave arrangements for formal CPD and mandatory training
  • C: Members have access to advice, guidance, and a variety of learning and development resources that enable the individual to implement their CPD plan


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