Our 'Taking on a trainee' document below, outlines the benefits and processes involved in taking on trainees. Areas such as cost, how to advertise for a trainee, what a trainee can do during the traineeship and shared part-time traineeships are covered. We have also provided an FAQ document, providing answers to the questions most frequently asked by those considering taking on a trainee.
The information below relates to trainees who have started since 1 September 2011. If you have a query about a current trainee who commenced prior to that date, please contact the Education, Training and Qualifications Department at the Society to discuss this.
The traineeship is the two-year, work-based training which forms the final part of the route to qualification. During the course of these two years, there are certain things which your trainee must do, including:
- Achieve competency in the Professional Education and Training Stage 2 (PEAT 2) outcomes.
- Together with you, complete eight PEAT 2 quarterly performance reviews (PQPRs), the result of which should be that you are satisfied that your trainee is able to demonstrate the achievement of the PEAT 2 outcomes.
- Undertake a minimum of 60 hours' trainee continuing professional development (TCPD), including undertaking a four-hour mandatory ethics course from an authorised provider.
- Maintain a regular diary in the Society's PEAT 2 record, linking the experience that they have gained to the PEAT 2 outcomes. This will assist you both when you undertake PQPRs.
- Be signed off by you as a fit and proper person.
- Fulfil the obligations under their training contract.
If you would like to know more about any of the above elements of the traineeship, please refer to the Society's PEAT 2 training plan.
If you have any further queries, please contact the Education, Training and Qualifications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 476 7907.