Doctoral Training Annual Progress Review Guidance Doctoral Training Annual Progress Review Guidance

Following the changes to doctoral training, you are now asked to upload documents relating to your progress with training as part of the online Annual Progress Review (APR).

What do I need to upload?

Probationary Review

For those undertaking Probationary Review as part of your Annual Progress Review - typically full-time postgraduate researchers in year one, or part-time postgraduate researchers in year two - this is the same as the Training Record described in Research Degree Policy Document 12: Guidelines for Probationary Review. The Training Record either consists of a list of training taken to date, or a completed Professional and Personal Development Plan template (which includes a list of training taken).

You must upload your training record as part of your probationary review task and it is helpful if you upload it as part of the APR task as described below. They serve different purposes and eVision isn't that flexible!

Following a Training Pathway

For those who intend to satisfy the University’s training requirements by compliance with a Training Pathway, you should upload a completed Professional and Personal Development Plan template. In your APR report you will be asked to confirm that you are following a Training Pathway and identify from a list the one you are on.

Gaining PPD training credits

Those who are not undertaking Probationary Review as part of this Annual Progress Review, and who are not planning to comply with a Training Pathway, do not need to upload any documents relating to progress with training, but you can do so for your own records if you wish, or if your supervisory team requests it. In your APR report you will be asked to confirm that you are gaining PPD credits and provide the training you have done and the credits you have gained so far. Read more about PPD credits here.

Exempt

If you are a postgraduate researcher on the professional doctorate programmes in Clinical or Educational Psychology you do not need to upload anything but should save and submit the task to stop reminders. In your APR report you will be asked to state the reason for your exemption.

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