The draft SCoPEd framework maps skills, knowledge, training and qualifications as they are today. It doesn’t create anything new.
All existing registered, accredited and senior accredited members would be represented in the framework. Existing training, experience and qualifications would still be valid, you would still be able to progress from one membership category to another, and there would be clear guidance and mechanisms to support this.
For many members nothing would change. Where changes do affect members there would be a clearly defined transition period with support and guidance.
The stage we’re at with SCoPEd right now means we can’t confirm exactly where every member would be represented in the SCoPEd framework yet, but what we can do is give you an overview:
Student BACP members
Student BACP members wouldn’t be represented in the framework, but SCoPEd would be hugely helpful for student members and potential students at all levels. It would give transparent and understandable entry routes across the profession and guidance about what kind of training and career development options might be right for you.
Individual BACP members
If you are an Individual BACP member, you typically wouldn’t be represented in the framework, until you become a registered member. When you become a registered member, you would then usually sit in column A.
Registered BACP members
Registered BACP members would typically sit in column A. If you are a registered BACP member sitting in column A you would still be able to practise column B and C competences where you have the right skills, knowledge and training.
Some registered members might meet all of the practice standards and competences of column B but have chosen not to apply for accreditation. If this applies to you, then we’d work with you during a clearly defined adoption and transition period to identify the best way to recognise this and ensure you are mapped to the appropriate column.
Accredited BACP members
Accredited BACP members would typically sit in column B. If you are an accredited BACP member sitting in column B you will still be able to practise column C competences where you have the right skills, knowledge and training.
If you meet all the practice standards and competences of column C, we’d work with you during a clearly defined adoption and transition period to identify the best way to recognise this and ensure you are mapped to the appropriate column.
Senior Accredited BACP members
Senior Accredited BACP members are likely to sit in either column B or column C, depending on your level of skills, training and experience.
If you are a senior accredited BACP member sitting in column B you will still be able to practise column C competences where you have the right skills, knowledge and training.
We don’t envisage any direct impact on our organisational members, though training providers may wish to map their training provision against the SCoPEd competences.
If you are a retired member you would not be mapped against the framework as you are no longer practising.
Note: Therapist A, B and C are all qualified roles in their own right. All registered members meet the competences in Column A. Some members will enter at Column B or C, however, the arrows indicate that the framework recognises that therapists may choose to move to another category via a combination of post-qualifying training and experience which evidences that they meet the requirements.