Good afternoon all,
Due to the very high number of level 3 external assessments taking place during this assessments period, the limited number of external assessors and the usual busy time of year for all organisations, timelines for this assessment period will be extended. This means that visits to you mortuary (and review of your portfolio of evidence) will take place between now and the end of January 2022. Any dates will be mutually agreed between both the mortuary and the external assessor.
We [North Tees] hope the get final assessor reports back by the mid-February, with the RSPH external verification and audit of your cohort taking place sometime towards the end of February 2022 (this is the date that will appear on your level 3 certificates).
Regarding the level 4 portfolios, as you know there will be no external visit to your mortuary to observe working practices, we do hope the get portfolios assessed as soon as assessors are available – again this is dependent on external assessor workloads. I will keep you updated on the progress as and when they are assessed.
Finally, may I say good luck with all your end assessments and apologies for any inconvenience caused.