Promoting the Concept of Competency Maps, Interprofessional Assessments and e-Portfolios to Enhance Student Employability

Catherine A Coates, []
Jill D Taylor, []
Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Julie C Laxton, []
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Chris A Dearnley, []
University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Ian Hall []
MyKnowladgeMap Ltd., United Kingdom


The developments discussed in this submission are outputs from the Assessment & Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL), which is working towards a framework of interprofessional assessment of common competences in the Health and Social Care (H&SC) professions.  This large scale collaborative programme involved five UK Universities and sixteen professional groups and NHS partners and used mobile devices to deliver learning resources and assessments to enrich, enhance and extend practice learning. The focus of the paper is the development of the common competency maps for communication, teamwork, and ethical practice along with a set of standardised tools to assess these skills across the sixteen professional groups. ALPS has developed a shared services platform that enables these assessment tools to be delivered onto a mobile device and the benefits and challenges, as well as the future potential of this approach are discussed in this paper.

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e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, MOOCs, information and communication technology, collaborative learning, internet, learning management system, interaction, LMS,

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