Clinical Technologists Training, The RCT


IPEM Training Scheme Moderators

Every trainee on the IPEM Clinical Technologist Training Scheme is allocated two moderators: an external moderator and a supporting moderator.


The external moderator carries out visits at the trainee's workplace to assess practical skills and offer advice on production of the training portfolio.  This relationship is very important as it allows the trainee to discuss practical skills and issues with a professional from another department.  It means that good practice can be shared across the scheme. The external moderator also benefits from building relationships with colleagues from different locations, again, sharing ideas and good practice.


The supporting moderator usually gets involved at the end of the training unless there are issues raised that require an independent opinion or the external moderator requires help and advice. The supporting moderator marks the portfolio.


More information regarding these roles can be found in the IPEM Clinical Technologist Training Scheme Handbook here – please see page 9.


IPEM is always looking for new external moderators who are willing to share their skills and experience with younger colleagues.  This vital role in the training scheme brings many rewards and is open to IPEM Full Members and Fellows; plus Associate members who also hold RCT Registration.  We offer training days, which are held around the UK every year, in order for all of those involved in the training scheme to share good practice and learn more about the scheme.  Observation visits alongside experienced moderators are arranged to get you started and all paperwork is provided with support from the IPEM national office.  In addition, IPEM pays all reasonable expenses for your travel and accommodation to help you to carry out this role.  If you'd like to join our team of moderators please complete the IPEM professional contributor application form here (you will need to be logged in to view this page) and return it to the IPEM national office.  We will contact you as soon as possible with a decision.


Read about the career background and the journey to becoming a moderator for Paul Blackett and Peter Harding below:


Paul Blackett, Medical Engineering 

Operations Manager, 

Royal Preston Hospital


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Peter Harding, Lead Dosimetry Technician, 

Leicester Royal Infirmary



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