The Centre for Advancing Practice ePortfolio (supported) Route is designed to enable experienced Advanced Practitioners to evidence the equivalence of their education and training to the requirements as described in the Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England (MPF).

These supported places are suitable for our Orthoptists who feel that they are able to closely match the ACP framework, which includes the four pillars of advanced practice.  Your portfolio will be reviewed and you will be given feedback on any areas that might need a ‘top-up’ with a view to helping you to achieve this and we expect some financial and HEI support to be given.

These supported places are shared between all professions, and it would be great to see some of our advanced Orthoptists, progress, with support, to ACP status, via this route.  The webinar detailed below will be a great place to start!

The Centre for Advancing Practice Supported ePortfolio Route is designed to enable Practitioners to evidence that they meet the advance practitioner requirements described in the Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England (MPF). Currently, individuals would normally evidence this by successfully completing a Centre accredited Advanced Practice Programme.

The Supported ePortfolio Route will provide an alternative route to do this by mapping knowledge and skills to the MPF using the Centre’s ePortfolio.

Application process:

The online application form for this route is available via the Advanced Practice website and will remain open until late January 2022.

The application stage takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Successful applicants will be allocated to an education provider and complete a Learning Needs Analysis. They will then start to complete the ePortfolio itself. It is anticipated that this will take place in the spring, when the pressure on services is more manageable.

Guidance materials

To support, HEE have developed a guidance document , a set of FAQs and held a webinar, which you can view below.

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