Guide to the Initial Assessments of Competency

These should be completed (usually) by 3 months:

http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/document-store/initial-assessment-of-competence-certificate

How to complete the assessments & paperwork

  1. On the following page is the list of competencies (appendix 1), each one has a corresponding code; for either DOPS, ACEX or CBD. These all start with IAC (Initial assessment of competence) followed by _A01 etc.
  2. Print it out & carry it with you at work.
  3. Ask your supervising consultant if they will perform one (or more) of the assessments
  4. Keep a signed record (ideally on page 2 of appendix 2, the reverse side of the certificate) of who has done each assessment and when.
  5. Log into your LLP, create the assessment and assign an appropriate IAC code to it. Then send it to your supervisor for electronic sign off.
  1. Repeat the above for the other 18 IAC’s.
  2. The Final Sign off. This can be done electronically through the LLP.  2 consultants need to sign this form (usually ES and College Tutor) although local arrangements may vary.
  3. This Competency document is required to be present in your LLP. Trainees who have a completed paper copy should upload and assign this to the milestones and certificates section of the LLP.