To demonstrate the capacity for independent, competent, ethical practice.
Karen Lloyd: So first of all let’s look at the standard. When we are assessing your application what we are looking for is that you have demonstrated the capacity for independent competent and ethical practice, and I want you to try and bear that in mind all the way through the application form.
When we are assessing your application we have to make a decision and I would say that the applications really fall into three broad categories.
We have the people who clearly meet the standard, they’ve submitted a really good application and they’re meeting all the criteria or we can easily, you know, metaphorically tick all the boxes.
Then we have the applicants who, for whatever reason, they’re clearly not meeting the standard because they have perhaps not demonstrated, for instance, how they are using the Ethical Framework. And if the evidence isn't there then we can't assess it.
Then we have applicants who are maybe not so clearly a pass and not so clearly deferred, the application perhaps is borderline. And in those circumstances what we do is we look at the application as a whole and we look at your past experience and we look at your CPD and we're looking at how you use supervision and we really, you know, take it all on balance. Do we feel that this practitioner has demonstrated the capacity for independent competent and ethical practice? In those circumstances we would award the accreditation.
So all the time we are looking for reasons to accredit you, we’re not looking for reasons not to accredit you.