Common Placement Assessment Form: supporting guidance

The following resources have been developed to support the use of CPAF in practice settings – both for students and for the practice education team. 

CPAF student guidance

Student guidance document

This guidance document is designed to support students' understanding of the Common Placement Assessment Form in practice. It has been brilliantly written by students on placement at the CSP and features top tips, clear explanations and examples in different placement settings to really bring CPAF to life – showing students how to effectively demonstrate the skills, knowledge and behaviours to get the best possible experience from their time in practice.


CPAF practice team guidance

Practice team guidance document

This guidance document is designed to support the practice education team in completing the Common Placement Assessment Form. It details the processes required to assess learners on placement but also, and very importantly, to support their role in facilitating each individual student's journey of learning and development. It features FAQs, clear examples and guidance of the learning domains across different practice settings. 


CPAF learning domains guidance

‘How to assess the learning domains section’ guidance document

This guidance document explains how to assess the learning domains section of CPAF. It explores the terminology used and the three key rules involved. Clear illustrations and examples in practice are provided to help support understanding. This document is aimed at all who use CPAF on placement.

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