Support starts first at a local level, and can be initiated by anyone who becomes aware that a trainee is experiencing difficulties, including the trainee themself.
Early intervention is key at this stage, along with transparent communication and regular performance feedback from you, the supervisor, to the trainee.
The College has developed the Improving Performance Action Plan (IPAP)
, which you can work through with your trainee, in order to set agreed learning actions and expected outcomes. Support through the IPAP is usually offered for up to six months, depending on the nature of the difficulties and progress made.
The College is not notified at this stage. If, over the designated period of time (usually six months), your trainee achieves their learning objectives and returns to meeting the expected levels of performance for training, they can return to the standard training pathway and requirements. There is no need to advise the College, or future supervisors that the trainee has been on the pathway.
The Training Support Unit at the College is on hand for advice throughout this process.