Practice Educators play a key role in the education and development of the future and existing workforce. They provide pastoral support for the learners they are responsible for, looking after their wellbeing when they are in the practice setting. Because of the nature of their role, practice educators can assist with and positively influence the retention of learners, newly qualified practitioners and staff in the workplace.
The College of Radiographers’ (CoR) Practice Educator Accreditation Scheme (PEAS) offers those involved in facilitating practice-based learning in clinical imaging and oncology the opportunity to be recognised and developed through an accreditation system.
The CoR accreditation scheme for practice educators has been enhanced in 2021/22, with clear links to the College’s Education and Career Framework. The scheme will recognise practice educators that have completed CoR approved programmes of study through a fast-track route. Those with experiential learning or holding non-approved programmes of study will also have the opportunity to apply.
Applications for CoR practice educator accreditation are assessed against the 12 Learning Outcomes as defined within the Practice Education Guidance (2016) produced by the Health and Care Professions (H&CP) Education Leads Group, of which the Society and College of Radiographers is a member, in collaboration with the National Association of Educators in Practice (NAEP) and the Council of Deans of Health (CoDH).
More information about the PEAS application process can be found on the CoR website: www.collegeofradiographers.ac.uk/PEAS