The Career Progression Gateway– the most up-to-date assessment of behaviours available for FRS promotions, offers a fair and accurate reflection of an individual’s job-relevant approach. This means we can evaluate how closely the candidate’s behaviour matches the FRS values, standards and leadership qualities, and therefore make the best promotional decisions for the organisation and its teams. But what happens if certain individuals aren’t managing the assessment exercises well? What if they aren’t demonstrating the behaviours effectively, not because these aren’t the approaches they usually apply in the workplace, but because they aren’t using the opportunity provided in the CPG to present evidence in a way which demonstrates their full potential?
Important to remember is that CPG candidates do have access to VCA’s e-learning course prior to assessment. This 9-module on-line course covers what is expected from the two assessment exercises (written case study and video roleplay), tips for completing the exercises, discussions on the leadership qualities and what they mean in practice… a broad range of tasks, features and quizzes. It was designed specifically to help candidates deliver their very best performance for their promotional assessment
Another key factor is that this is why we strongly recommend the use of BOTH exercises for the CPG, which allows candidates to pick up scores in one exercise where they might struggle more in the other.
But still, some candidates still have difficulty showing what they can do, which isn’t the best outcome for the individual or the organisation. The reasons for this might be:
How we can help
Based on the areas which candidates most commonly have difficulties, we have designed a series of workshops for individuals from any FRS (including on-call, control and support staff) to access as part of their on-going development programme. These workshops are aimed at candidates who have completed a CPG and not been successful, and who are keen to learn techniques and skills related to the Leadership Qualities which will positively impact their performance at work, and translate to improved CPG performance.
June to December 2024 TBC
Simply contact us here to reserve your space or book spaces for your candidates. The cost is £95pp +VAT. Spaces are limited to up to 10 people per course. Dates to be confirmed based on demand.