A Preceptorship, as defined by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), is “a period of structured transition for the newly registered practitioner during which they will be supported by a Preceptor, to develop their confidence as an autonomous professional, refine skills, values and behaviours, and to continue on their journey of life-long learning” (DHSC, 2010).

The BAA framework aims to support the Preceptee (newly qualified/returning staff) to develop their skills and knowledge under the support and guidance of an experienced clinician (Preceptor). This framework is most relevant to newly qualified clinicians entering their first employed role in audiology, but may also be applicable to qualified personnel returning to practice or undertaking a UK-based role for the first time. The framework is not restricted to specific banding or job positions, and may be implemented for both NHS and private Audiology clinicians as appropriate.

Further information and documents are available in the members area here.