Guidance for Candidates
Are you enrolled as a Candidate on the Registration Scheme? Here you’llfind support information, templates, example work and people to contactif you need to talk.
The ARA is constantly reviewing and improving the Registration Scheme. Please check these pages regularly for additional news, support and information.
The following Guidelines refer to the current format Registration scheme only and remain valid for portfolios submitted up to and including October 2017.
All candidates submitting portfolios for assessment are now asked to do so in electronic format - this must be either on a memory stick or CD-R. All forms which require signatures must be signed in hard copy and then scanned, electronic signatures will not be accepted. Detailed guidelines for naming of folders and contents can be found here.
Please post all memory sticks/CD-Rs to: The Registrar, c/o Archives & Records Association, Prioryfield House, 20 Canon Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SW.
NB: The current assessment fee is required for electronic portfolio submissions. Payment of the assessment fee can be made by cheque or by card; an invoice can also be supplied upon request. Candidates who wish to pay by credit card should telephone the ARA office.
For further information please email the registrar.
Guidance Notes for Candidates.
Download our Guidance Notes for Candidates to find out more about the Scheme, learning outcome forms, producing evidence, the four development areas, how to gain credits and personal action plans.
Registration Scheme News
The ARC Magazine contains a regular ‘Registration Scheme News’ column that includes advice for candidates and details of learning opportunities.
Registration Group Discussion List
Additional support for candidates is provided through an emailed newsletter distributed bi-annually to the Registration Group Discussion list.
Registration Scheme Assessor Feedback
Some useful Document Templates:
Download the attached document for the following forms:
- Registration Scheme Enrolment application
- Registration application
- Learning Outcomes
- Personal Action Plan.
Information for Candidates submitting their portfolio
Are you going to submit your portfolio soon? Read the portfolio contents checklist, check the assessment deadlines, and find out more about portfolio submission and assessment procedure. Download the attached document.
Summary of Rules
Candidates can download a summary of the rules for the Registration Scheme.
Further Help and Contact Details.
Please download the attached document for further details on who to speak to if you have queries regarding the Registration Scheme.