Preparing for your Role-play

Whether you have attended an ADC before or this is your first time, you need to be prepared for your roleplay to make sure you get the very most out of the exercise.

Going for promotion is a huge event in your career, and if you are honest, not one that you will want to repeat too often! The roleplay is a unique opportunity for you to showcase your strengths and the way you personally match the needs of the modern FRS.

Understanding what is required BEFORE the ADC

After you have had your ADC your FRS will provide feedback on what you did well, and what areas you need to develop. But gaining insights into how you are meeting the exercise criteria before the ADC will give you a valuable head start.

Find out more on how to do this here (link to ADC workbook in the store)

Positioning yourself to demonstrate your potential

You need to:

  • Translate the ADC criteria (competencies/ values/ PQAs) into performance in practice- and evaluate how you are meeting this day to day
  • Identify clear ways to improve your performance
  • Develop your awareness of what the FRS needs you to demonstrate in workplace behaviours in the promoted role
  • Learn more about the common mistakes which plague candidates at an ADC
  • Find examples of scenarios and how these are managed effectively
  • Acknowledge your development areas and plan how to address these
  • Learn to recognise excellent from mediocre performance
  • Develop your ability to interpret and prioritise the information presented to you within a job simulation context
  • Take deliberate steps to ensure the evidence you present is accessible and relevant to the assessors

Click here for more information on how we can guide you through each of these steps (ADC workbook)

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