The requirements for the Associate APC (A-APC) route have changed. The A-APC route which uses the guidance dated February 2015 is now closed to new applicants.
Existing candidates who have completed a telephone interview and been accepted onto the programme have 2 years from the date of that interview to make a successful submission of their portfolio.
The process involves an initial interview (which had to be requested by 4 November 2016 and take place by 2 December 2016) and the preparation of a portfolio which demonstrates the candidate's skills and competencies against Units of Competence.
The skills and competencies can be obtained by:
- Certified learning - such as that obtained through a degree or a professional qualification.
- Learning from experience.
The portfolio must be supported with evidence. The Assessment of Professional Competence - Associate Guidance (February 2015) provides comprehensive notes on how to complete the portfolio. The guidance and other useful documents can be downloaded here:
Assessment of Professional Competence - Associate Guidance (February 2015)
Statement of Education and Experience
Statement of Authorship
Observation of Practice template
There are no set deadlines to submit the completed portfolio - applications are accepted throughout the year.
Existing candidates have 2 years to prepare and submit a successful portfolio. An assessment fee of £360 will be payable at the time of application. (This is in addition to the £60 registration fee paid initially.)
Fees can be paid online or via cheque.