INITIAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (IPD)
What is Initial Professional Development?
Initial Professional Development (IPD) is the duration in your career between gaining a educational base and applying for your professional review. It is where you develop the skills, knowledge and experience in order to become professionally qualified.
IPD is measured against a set of attributes which is achieved in three stages:
Knowledge - a basic understanding and knowledge of the attribute and how you achieve it
Experience – achieving the attribute in different situations, working under supervision
Ability – achieving the attribute in different situations, assisting others and working unsupervised
How do I complete my IPD?
There are three ways to complete IPD:
ICE Training Scheme - this is a structured training programme run by your employer. You will be assigned a Supervising Civil Engineer (SCE) and/or Delegated Engineer (DE) who will provide you guidance and support throughout your training. To find out if your company has an approved training scheme, click here.
Mentor-supported training - this is the route undertaken for candidates who work for companies that do not have an approved ICE Training Scheme. Support and guidance will be given by an ICE-approved mentor.
Career Appraisal - this route is for candidates who are generally have the required experience to complete IPD.
Can the Civil Engineering Mentor support me in completing IPD?
Yes! As an ICE-Approved Mentor, I can support you whether you are progressing via the Mentor-supported training or Career Appraisal routes. More information can be found here.