Dates for your diary


week commencing...

  • 15 October 2018
  • 14 January 2019
  • 15 April 2019

Executive Committee

  • 17 September 2018
  • 29 October 2018
  • 28 January 2019
  • 29 April 2019

Annual General Meeting 2019

  • June 2019

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Assessment, Technology and Implementation Practitioners (ATIP) Competency Framework

In summary

The Framework requires the Practitioner to evidence the compliance of their day-to-day practice with criteria based on:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of disability and assessment models;
  • Understanding of disability, including diagnostic evidence and in a range of contexts;
  • Knowledge of technology and strategies;
  • Partnership working and
  • Relevant legislation.

Practitioners also will be required to undertake independent study including research and produce study pieces focussed on specific subjects, which demonstrate their understanding of issues central to their practice and evidence their own continuing development.

Applicant Information

Pre-certification experience and skills

As a prospective ATIP you will have already have and will be able to evidence a wide range of experience and skills in order to equip you to practice in this specialist role. These will include, but may not be limited to:

  • At least one year's experience of working in education or training, for example as an assessor, teacher, learning support assistant or trainer, or in a relevant support role;
  • Excellent literacy skills;
  • Excellent ICT skills;
  • The ability to undertake research and reflect meaningfully on CPD experiences;
  • The ability to write reports and/or produce training plans, in compliance with appropriate quality standards (for example following standard report formats) or relevant protocols (for example within specific funding methodologies);
  • Experience of working with or supporting people with disabilities and/or specific learning disabilities;
  • Knowledge or experience of using specialist assistive technologies.

You will be required to demonstrate compliance with safeguarding procedures in place in the context in which you are practising, for example Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) or Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Induction or support programme

An induction or support programme for a prospective ATIP practitioner may include, but may not be limited to:

  • Observation of assessment interviews, training or support sessions given by an experienced Practitioner or Manager;
  • Tandem assessment, training or support sessions with an experienced Practitioner or Manager;
  • Draft report, session or training plan writing, with feedback provided by experienced Practitioner or Manager;
  • Tandem report, session or training plan writing;
  • Training in, and ongoing access to, specialist assistive technologies.


  • Where practicable, observations and tandem sessions should be arranged with clients who have a range of needs, in a sector relevant to the applicant's planned practice.
  • Reflective logs or portfolio of evidence may be required by the Manager/Supervisor of the applicant and should be maintained in an agreed format. This evidence will be required as part of the Competency Framework.

Fees and payment information

The Certification process is currently in its Pilot Phase and applications will be invited from practitioners when this is completed. At this time the costs of initial certification and annual renewal will be confirmed.


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