Today we are opening a consultation on draft (updated) documents related to the UKVRN Registration Competencies and the AfN Degree Accreditation Standards, and we would like to hear your thoughts.
- The AfN Registration Committee are undertaking a review of our UKVRN Registration Competencies. These competencies detail the knowledge, understanding and skills individuals are required to have achieved and demonstrated to obtain UKVRN registration, allowing the public, employers and colleagues to retain trust and confidence in nutritionists, as being safe, competent and responsible. Periodic reviews enable us to ensure these are robust and reflect the current environment, developments in the field, technology, legislation and breadth of activities undertaken by registrants.
- The AfN Accreditation Committee are undertaking a review of our Degree Accreditation Standards. These standards detail the teaching, policy and procedures degree programmes must have achieved and demonstrated in order to obtain AfN Degree Accreditation, allowing successful graduates to register as Registered Associate Nutritionists (ANutr). Periodic reviews enable us to ensure these standards are robust and reflect the current environment, developments in the field, technology, legislation and breadth of degree programmes.
Following reviews of the current registration competencies and degree accreditation standards, draft (updated) documents have been developed. This consultation seeks the thoughts of registrants, academics, colleagues, employers and the public on the proposed revised registration competencies and degree accreditation standards.
- Consultation Overview
- 1. Proposed ANutr Competencies
- 2. Proposed RNutr Competencies
- 3. Proposed Independent Practice Competencies
- 4. Proposed Degree Accreditation Standards
- 5. Consultation Questions
The consultation is open until 2359 31st July 2022, and responses can be submitted online here (please note, only responses submitted via this link will be included in the review).
A series of webinars were run throughout June to provide an overview of the consultation documents and how to respond. These sessions were chaired by our fantastic Regional Representatives and each session focused on different areas of practice. To complement these, we have a number of recorded presentations that you may wish to watch ahead of submitting your response via the online collector.