Individual Assessment Route (IAR)
IAR offers the opportunity to engage in self-directed professional development that does not involve formal teaching.
The Individual Assessment Route (IAR) offers candidates the opportunity for self-directed learning tailored to their job role.
IAR will suit social workers who want to gain professional recognition for a significant piece of social work practice or development including the application of learning from in-house training. Support will usually be from the learning and development team within their organisation.
The IAR offers the flexibility of two assessment points per year in March and October.
More information is available from the agency reps in organisations who will manage submission of IAR portfolios to NISCC.
All candidates must be NISCC Registered Social Workers and be enrolled on the relevant award on the NISCC Portal.
Click on the PiP IAR Handbook below for guidance on the Individual Assessment Route.
Click on the links below to find how to apply and make an IAR submission.
IAR Candidate Forms
Click here to access the IAR Sumbmission front sheet.
Click here to access the Line Managment Verification form.
Click here to access the Direct Observation Preparation Form.
Click here to access the the Direct Observation Critical Evaluation and Reflection form.
Click here to access the Portfolio Matrix Form.
Click here to access the APL Claim form.
Click here to access the APL Mapping Matrix Template.
Click here to access the In-Service Training Submission Schedule
Improving Essay Writing Skills
If you lack confidence about completing a PiP submission because you feel your writing skills are not up to scratch, there is help available. Ulster University run a module which helps candidates improve their essay- writing skills. The cost for this module is £75.95.
Click here to access the Ulster University flyer.