Q. Why are interviews required?

Answer:

The scheme aims to assess competency through a number of processes rather than rely on one or two.  A practitioner’s application will be supported by client reports, referee reports, a case study exercise and the interview.  Having multiple inputs increases confidence in the assessment being made for all stakeholders. 

It also acknowledged that individuals perform differently in different assessment methods and considering the total evidence of all inputs provides a fairer assessment.  The interview process will enable the panel to seek further clarification of areas and evidence which may have been lacking on the earlier assessment tasks. 

Further, it is envisaged that individuals applying for certification will be client/regulator facing and will have to formulate an appropriate response quickly and under pressure. Demonstrating quick access to knowledge is fundamental to the scheme.

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