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Workplace Based Assessments (WPBA)


There are a significant number of WPBAs to complete during your PHEM training – a minimum of 117 across the year.
It is essential that you are familiar with the curriculum requirements and organised in your approach. PHEMTA advises:

  • Get started early and seize every opportunity to complete assessments. You will get some completed during the National Induction Course, so make sure you keep these.
  • Have forms printed and ready to complete.
  • Be proactive. Plan your shift. Identify what assessments you want to complete during the shift and say so early. Approach supervisors before shifts if you need specific things covering.
  • Aim to complete an ACAT for every supervised shift. Remember that you will have learning opportunities during that shift (eg. Simulation, case debrief) even if you have a quiet day and see no actual patients.
  • You will be expected to complete a local sign off, which may include opportunities for you to complete WPBAs. Keep a record of this sign off.

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