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ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool

The CiPA Tool

Simply click and away you go, it just takes 5 - 10 minutes to complete and feedback is returned to you in the form of a PDF file. The only copy of your responses to the questions and the feedback you receive is contained in this file, so the contents are confidential for you to use as you wish.

There is an information sheet to support the CiPA tool (Information sheet), an action plan (Action Plan word document) and useful web resources (Web Resources) to accompany the feedback to the tool.
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About the Tool

The Competency in Practice Assessment Tool (CiPA) was developed as a research instrument by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning called Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings

The research instrument has now been developed into a self-assessment tool that can be completed at any stage by students or newly qualified professionals to help them assess their preparedness for practice. (Powerpoint Presentation)

Latest News

The CiPA Project is visiting the Greenwich Conference on July 4th to present the use of the CiPA tool and initial evalutation of it's use.

We are now looking for your feedback to help us improve the Competency in Practice Assessment Tool. Please take 5 minutes to take our Evaluation Survey

The CiPA assessment tool is one of the developments that will be showcased in a Srategic Health Authority event on the 7th December.

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Self Assesment Powerpoint Presentation

Information sheet

Action Plan word document

Web Resources


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If you would be interested in knowing more about CiPA or have feedback on its use
then Julie Laxton and Janet Hargeaves would be happy to discuss this with you.

Janet Hargeaves -

Julie Laxton -