As a student member, you won’t be represented in the SCoPEd framework until you’ve qualified and joined our register. However, you can still make use of the framework as it offers transparent entry routes across the profession and guidance about what kind of training and career development options might be right for you in the future.

You don’t need to do anything at this stage, and we’d like to reassure you that:

  • SCoPEd doesn’t change any of our student membership eligibility requirements for existing members
  • you’ll be able to work towards becoming a registered member once you’ve successfully completed your training and have qualified, just as you can now
  • there are no changes to the cost of, or process for becoming a registered member
  • once you’re a registered member you’ll be able to move between membership categories that are mapped to the standards of the SCoPEd columns should you wish to, as long as you have the right skills, knowledge, training and experience to do so


Looking ahead 

Our SCoPEd transition period will start in February 2024 and last for two years. During that time, there will be temporary mechanisms to enable our members to move between membership categories. You can find out more about how that will work on our SCoPEd next steps page.

Following the transition period, which is expected to finish in early 2026, all our membership category entry requirements will be fully aligned to the standards of the SCoPEd framework columns.

New accreditation schemes with new routes to move between membership categories will be available at this point. These routes will consider training and CPD alongside other existing skills and experience. More details will be published in due course.

Please visit our SCoPEd FAQ page or contact customer services on 01455 883300 if you have any questions.