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APs during COVID: thriving or surviving?

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APs during COVID

‘Advanced Practitioners during COVID: thriving or surviving?’ is a report based on research commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation in March 2021.

The research, carried out by touchconsulting Ltd, aimed to explore how the COVID pandemic affected the ways in which Advanced Practitioners (APs) were working and, particularly, if they were ‘thriving or surviving’.

The touchconsulting team of Colin Forrest, Joss Kang, Fraser Mycroft, Lou Mycroft and Sammy White drew on the experience of over 160 advanced practitioners in further education settings to source the data that underpinned the research.

The research behind APs during Covid: thriving or surviving

The research was grounded in an ethics of care, and used both qualitative and quantitative methods. From the complex data that emerged three conditions appeared as essential to APs’ success:

  • strong communities of practice for both social and professional purposes
  • organisational cultures centred on shared values
  • a deliberately curated, virtual architecture.

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You can find out more about the #APconnect Advanced Practitioner CPD programme here

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