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Candidate RTTP Pathway


Candidate RTTP is a new designation that allows entrants to the profession to signal that they have committed to a pathway of training and development leading to the award of full RTTP status. It indicates to employers that they are serious about their career and aspire to meet the highest standards. They may use the designation ‘Candidate RTTP’ after their name.

It is normally expected that Candidate RTTP designation will be sought approximately 6 months into their post (typically at the halfway point of a probation period) by which time the Candidate and their manager will be able to judge their suitability and commitment to the Pathway.

As with the full RTTP designation, there are three requirements: KE/KT/TT experience, KE/KT/TT skills, and KE/KT/TT achievement.

All three requirements can be completed using the online form.




The Candidate is working in a KE/KT/TT role in a country and is a member of one of the ATTP Alliance Associations


The Candidate is committed to skills development through training or working with a mentor


The Candidate has developed a Career Aspiration Plan

The three requirements above are demonstrated through a single online form which must be countersigned by your supervisor, line-manager, or service director.


The Candidate’s supervisor, line-manager, or service director has an important role in supporting the Candidate to achieve RTTP.

In order to register for candidate RTTP status, the Candidate is required to prepare a Career Aspiration Plan that describes how they hope to see their career develop and setting out the training/ experiences/ mentoring that will help them to meet these aspirations. This must be prepared either with the support of the Director, or a supervisor/ line-manager approved by the Director.

The Online Registration form contains 2 main sections:

  1. Career Aspiration Plan developed by the Candidate and their supervisor/ line manager containing the following sections:
    1. Current situation and experience of the candidate
    2. Planned career path of the candidate
    3. Training/ development required by the candidate to achieve their career aspirations including any courses accredited by ATTP
    4. And/or – Mentoring required/ mentor identified to support the Candidate to achieve their career aspirations
  2. Director’s Confirmation through a short statement and their online signature that the Director agrees to support the Candidate to RTTP status through a programme of skills development and/or mentoring designed to meet their career aspirations and that the Candidate:
    1. Is working in a KE/KT/TT role
    2. Has developed a Career Aspiration Plan in consultation with their line manager/ supervisor which has been approved by their Service/ Office



Forms will be checked by the National Associations to ensure that all elements of the online process have been correctly followed and in particular that the relevant Director has approved the application. The

National Association will then submit the returns to ATTP who will register the Candidate and send a letter/ email recognising that the Candidate is now on the Pathway.