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Professional Development Plan

Last Updated: 19 May 2021

Provisional licence holders should discuss and agree their continuing professional development plan with their supervisor at the beginning of their relationship. This should be recorded in the proposed supervision agreement.

The professional development plan should set goals and objectives the provisional licence holder aims to achieve during their period of practising under direct supervision.

Please refer to the Professional Development Plan Guidance document below for further information on compiling a PDP.

If an adviser wants to claim providing or receiving supervision towards their required 20 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) each year, they must bear in mind that the activity must:

  • be related to the Immigration advisers competency standards or the licensed immigration advisers code of conduct.
  • be structured with identifiable aims and learning outcomes relevant to an adviser’s identified learning needs as contained in his or her continuing professional development plan and record.
  • provide advisers with an opportunity for interaction and feedback.
  • be verifiable by documentation.

The aims and learning outcomes of a supervision session should be documented in the supervision minutes and clearly relate to the adviser’s learning needs as documented in their professional development plan.

Both advisers should take a few minutes at the end of each supervision session to reflect on it and record their reflections in their continuing professional development record.

Continuing professional development toolkit has more information on maintaining a compliant CPD plan and record.