PCRS-UK and Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP) have been working closely together on the new training arrangements for people to become certified as competent in performing and/or interpreting spirometry and join the national register.
Would you like to get involved in the new process by becoming an ARTP accredited trainer/assessor?
The two day training at ARTP accredited centres is being replaced by a blended learning approach comprising a modular online course, a half day training workshop run by an ARTP accredited trainer/assessor, and for those applying to perform (not interpret) spirometry, an OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) to assess their skills as well as submission of on line portfolio to show they can achieve consistent results with good reproducibility. For those seeking to demonstrate their competence in interpreting spirometry, there will be a requirement to complete an on line portfolio for assessment but no OSCE. If the delegate is deemed competent by the assessment, they can apply to join the National register.
As it is anticipated that many individuals in primary and community care will be seeking training in performing and/or interpreting spirometry in order to join the National Register, we are keen to encourage people from primary and community care to apply to become accredited trainer/assessors.
Training will be provided for the trainer/assessors, and your professional time and skills will be paid for providing training of others. The attached flyer outlines the process and requirements for people to become accredited ARTP trainers.
(Please note that the ARTP website is in the process of being updated and may not reflect the new approach to training.)