To assess competency of each apprentice, apprentices are required to complete the Apprentice Logbook as well as compile a reference set of herbs, formulas and cases, to include your own research. This may be done in whatever way is useful to you, and will be monitored during your apprenticeship. Details of this are laid out in the Apprentice Logbook, and you can discuss this with your supervisors at any time.
Logbook competencies include evidence of attendance at three external days on dispensary (in person), and phytochemistry and pharmacology (online).
There are no other assessments.
SCCH employs an external examiner to look at all the JFA assessment process, oversee apprentice work and give external input into the JFA programme. The External examiner is currently Neil Kingham, who is one of the first two graduates of the JFA programme, and qualified in 2016. Neil teaches acupuncture at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in Bristol.
From the summer of 2023, EE reports will be available here.