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Consultation on service user involvement in education and training programmes approved by the HCPC closing on Friday 7 December 2012

22/11/2012

We are currently consulting on a proposal to amend the standards of education and training (SETs) and supporting guidance to require the involvement of service users in the programmes we approve.

The SETs are generic standards that apply to education and training to ensure that anybody who completes an approved programme meets our standards of proficiency. The SETs cover such areas as admissions, assessment standards and practice placements. Students who successfully complete approved programmes are eligible to apply for registration.

We have been actively reviewing our approach in this area for a number of years. Although the SETs and training guidance already support and encourage education providers to provide evidence of service user involvement in their programmes as part of showing us how they meet our standards, the involvement of service users is not currently a requirement of the standards themselves. Therefore, an amendment to the SETs would allow us to formalise service user involvement in approved education and training programmes.

Once the consultation closes, we will consider the responses we receive and decide whether we should amend our proposals. Results of the consultation and any changes to the SETs will be published on our website.

We would welcome your response to this consultation. Responses must be received by Friday 7 December 2012.

You can download copies of the consultation document and find out how to respond here.




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