Initial Professional Development (IPD) bridges the gap between education and gaining a professional qualification.

It is recognised that mentor supported training provides engineers with valuable assistance in completing their IPD, and progressing to the next step in the professional qualification process, the Professional Review.

The ILP has successfully provided training to a consistently high level and, in order to provide a degree of consistency, guidance notes have been produced to assist mentors and mentees in their role.

In the latter sections of this document guidance is also provided relating to the training needs and criteria set for an individual wishing to become professionally qualified as member of the ILP.

All the notes produced in this document are intended to aid discussion between the mentor and mentee for their use/reference.