Competency Sign-off Guidance

28 July 2017

The Faculty have been made aware via trainees, tutors and regional advisors alike that there is variation around the UK as to how ICM training competencies are achieved, and importantly how they are ‘signed off’.

The Faculty has created this guidance document to try to bring in some standardisation as to what is acceptable regarding competency sign off. We also aim to offer some useful suggestions as to how some competencies can be signed off by using resources such as the e-ICM e-learning resource. The aim of this is to try to reduce some of the assessment burden. The purpose is not necessarily to try to reduce the number of assessments that trainees do within a placement (although it will inevitably have this effect) but to ensure that they are made more valuable as an exercise and that opportunities are not missed.