8th November 2018.
As you are aware Competency is and remains and ongoing necessity for our industry. Competency continues to be at the fore front of client’s minds and we are being asked to prove contractors competency on a regular basis. The frame work is constantly reviewed by the IMCA core committee and from the 6th November 2018 a new system has been implemented.
The core committee have developed a freelance competence e-portfolio. Initially rolled out for the survey side, however ROV has now also been included.
Further information can be found at https://www.imca-int.com/core/competence-training/competence/assessment-e-portfolios/
PROFFS will be taking an active role in supporting you with this. This will become a necessity as when we propose a contractor to an end client, the e-portfolios will be requested from us along with C.V’s. There is no cost to the freelancer in setting up or running of the competency scheme and the way it has been designed will remain live and transferable. It is very early days and there areas will need to be ironed out, however we remain available to discuss any concerns in the interim.
To this end, I would suggest and if you are not already doing so, to continue obtaining regular appraisals and gathering supporting evidence, the above link will open on the page where the supporting templates can be downloaded from.
The system has not been designed to be the only route to take and the MTCS freelance competency scheme is still valid and acceptable.
I feel taking a proactive approach to competency can only be a benefit as it will ultimately aid in obtaining work. We will continue to update the grids / CV and hold supporting evidence (appraisals etc) as you work through PROFF’s and we remain available to assist were needed.
Best regards, PROFF’S.