ePortfolio (supported) Route

The Centre for Advancing Practice ePortfolio (supported) Route is designed to enable Practitioners to evidence that they meet the advance practitioner requirements described in the Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England (MPF).

Currently, one way you would evidence this would be by successfully completing a Centre accredited Advanced Practice Programme. 

The ePortfolio (supported) Route will provide an alternative route to do this by mapping your knowledge and skills to the MPF using the Centre’s ePortfolio.

The process includes an application stage where you will be asked to identify any gaps in how closely you currently map to the MPF, if you are successful, you will then be allocated to an education provider, and you will complete a Learning Needs Analysis and the ePortfolio itself.

If the education provider identifies that additional learning is necessary, and this can be completed within a reasonable time frame, then this will be undertaken in conjunction with the education provider.

The route is intended to provide reassurance to employers, patients, carers, and families, that the capabilities included in the MPF have been evidenced by the practitioner.  

The online application for this route is now open: Apply here.

The first date when individuals will be allocated to education providers will be after the 14th January, we intend to allocate in stages; the application stage will remain open until the end of January or may close earlier if sufficient applications are received by this date.

Further opportunities for this route are likely to be made available in due course.

This opportunity is suitable for experienced practitioners who already have a significant body of evidence that can be mapped to the MPF with minimal or no gaps in that mapping.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to identify if there are any of the MPF capabilities that you are not able to map and to identify specific learning needs. We suggest that you undertake this task before you submit your application. 

To support your application, we have developed a number of resources which can be accessed below with the application form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions and answers to support with the ePortfolio Route.

Guidance documents

We have developed two documents as a guide.

This document outlines the application information and includes all questions that make up the application process.

The purpose of this document is to set out the eligibility criteria, screening process and portfolio evidence to help guide organisations and practitioner identify who may be eligible for the supported e-portfolio route.

Search the Centre for Advancing Practice Accredited Programmes

The Centre for Advancing Practice’s list of accredited programmes listed here have successfully completed the Centre’s programme accreditation process.

13 December 2021