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Competence Assessment Tools

NIPEC has developed this mini site to enable practitioners to view a competency framework relevant to their area of practice and complete an online self-assessment to plan for their own learning and development.

Each competence assessment tool developed by NIPEC is underpinned by The Code: Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics (NMC 2015) and the competency domains have been mapped to the dimensions of KSF to assist individuals with their annual KSF development review meetings.

This site also includes competence assessment tools which have been developed by other organisations for a specific area of expertise. In such cases permission to use the tool has been granted by the respective organisation.

You can use your assessment results to help you provide evidence for your annual appraisal or KSF development review meetings. You can then agree your learning and development outcomes, with your line manager, which are relevant to your job.

Click on the competence assessment tool to undertake your assessment.

Outcome Competence for Practitioners in Infection and Prevention Control (IPC)

This competence assessment tool is made up of four advanced practice domains and relevant areas that are applicable to all IPC practitioners. Development of this tool was funded by the Department of Health, led by the Infection Prevention Society, developed in conjunction with government leads for infection prevention and control, and supported by Skills for Health.

Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse Competence Assessment Tool

This Competence Assessment Tool is made up of four core competency domains and relevant areas that are applicable for all Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses.

Generic Competence Assessment

The Generic Competence Assessment Tool is made up of seven domains that are broadly relevant to all registered nurses and midwives.

Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Children and Young People

This Competence Assessment Tool is made up of six domains and related competency areas that are relevant to all practitioners who are responsible for promoting the mental health and well-being of children and young people.