The Society is currently working hard to develop a suite of Certificates of Professional Competence in a wide range of disciplines - below is a list of our current areas under development
We are keen to hear from you if you are looking to get involved in some of the current work streams or have ideas of the areas that we should be looking to develop. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today to find out more.
Stage of Development
Estimated Launch Date
Assessors working on development of questions and case study for initial round of assessment
Assessment under development, pilot planned. (December 2015)
Pilot: September 2016
Crime Scene Investigation
Early stages of development, identification of roles/core competencies. Questionnaire circulated for comment and feedback
Meeting to discuss full competency model. Work starting to look at developing the framework (December 2015)
Launched September 2016
Development of areas of assessment required, establishment of basic CPD framework (initially looking at Installation, retrieval, processing & analysis)
Smaller Working Groups formed to distil information gathered and disseminate to others.
Pilot: to be confirmed
Distillation of core competencies, establishment of how this may work within accredited laboratories
To be confirmed
Initial discussions of the scope of requirements
Initial draft of CPCs planned for June 2016
Pilot: dates to follow.
Suite of 4 Certificates drafted:
1. Legal Classification
2. Function Testing
3. GSR analysis
4. Forensic Comparison
Pilot scheme roll out planned (venue TBC)
Legal Classification and Function Testing ready for pilot. Dates to follow shortly.
Review of role descriptors, identification of the core competencies
Feedback, development of assessment criteria, Next meeting date TBC
Information to follow
Early stages of development, identification of roles/core competencies.
Second meeting planned September 2016
CPC developed - renewal underway
Podiatry event October 2016
Feedback, development of assessment criteria, August 2016
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