Taking a ‘NAP’

Hello and welcome back to my blog!

I thought it would be a good idea to use this opportunity to give you a snapshot of my registration qualification.

In case you didn’t know, we all (Managers of Tomorrow and Specialists of Tomorrow) as part of our role have the opportunity complete a qualification relevant to our field.

The qualification I will be completing over the next 2 years is the ‘Registrar Generals National Accreditation Program for Officer Registration’ (or ‘NAP’ for short). So I’m not actually going to be talking about sleeping in this blog as the title might suggest … But rather I will be discussing the NAP – the qualification I’m working towards.

This is a qualification especially for registration with much of the learning embedded in the work. This is slightly different to what I am used to after completing a university degree. “A learning process” – that’s how I see this qualification. Trying to gather as much information and experience as I can – it’s not just about ticking a box or completing a workbook, but also being able to develop as a specialist beyond the qualification.

I believe I’m slightly different to the other candidates completing this qualification – I’m completing the qualification as someone who is completely new to the registration service and has little previous experience in the field. This can be a bit of a challenge at times as I haven’t had the practical experience to be able to answer some questions yet. However, I am certain that these experiences will come in turn and I am confident that I will learn something every day as I develop my expertise in the field when completing the qualification.

There are 4 core modules for the NAP, and although the ‘NAP’ is essentially a registration qualification, it also requires me to look at the wider work of a local authority which has really helped me to understand how the council works during my first few months.

Hopefully this has given you a good overview of the qualification!

Bye for now,

Emily

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