The Experiential Accreditation formal interview provides the support professional with the opportunity to map their experience against the SFEDI national quality assured framework.
This route is available to those support professionals who have been providing business and enterprise support services for a minimum of one year.
The interview covers the following subjects:
The Business and Enterprise Support Landscape
This section requires knowledge of the business and enterprise support landscape at a local, regional and national level.
It ensure that the support professional understand not just the services that they are able to offer but also those offered by other public and private sector organisations.
The Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Implement Business and Enterprise Support Services
This section requires the support professional to demonstrate how they have implemented their knowledge, skills and behaviours in order to provide an effective business and enterprise support service.
It ensures that the support professional not only understands what is required to support a micro, small and medium business but is also able to provide a practical solution that supports businesses to start, survive and thrive.
The support professional is required to provide examples from a minimum of two businesses that they have provided support to within the 12-month period prior to their application to the SFEDI Directory.
Continuous Professional Development
This section requires the support professional to demonstrate how they currently, and in the future, plan to continue to maintain and further develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours in order to be able to provide effective business and enterprise support to micro, small and medium businesses.
The support professional is required to provide examples of their current CPD plans and activities, how this has impacted on the improvement of the services they provide and also examples of their future plans to continue to develop their ability to offer effective support solutions.