Have your say on new HCPC education standards

Published: 15 September 2016 Ezine

The HCPC has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the standards of education and training (SETs).

The SETs are requirements for pre-registration education and training programmes which are approved by the HCPC.

The draft revised standards for consultation have been informed by stakeholders including education providers, practice educators, HCPC visitors, registrants, professional bodies, service users and carers involved in education and training.

The proposed revisions include:

  • Broadening the terminology used in the SETs and guidance to make it more applicable to a variety of programme types.
  • Making changes to strengthen the link between the SETs and the standards of conduct performance and ethics.
  • The addition of a new requirement for programmes to include inter-professional education.
  • The addition of two new standards requiring programmes to involve learners in the design, delivery and review of an approved programme and to support learners to raise concerns.
  • Other amendments to individual standards and to the guidance documents to improve clarity and consistency and to remove unnecessary duplication.

Michael Guthrie, Director of Policy and Standards, commented: “We would encourage education providers, our Registrants, service users and carers, and anyone who has an interest in education and training to respond with their views about the proposed revisions.”

The final documents will be published in mid-2017 with the revised standards rolled out from the 2017–18 academic year.

To have your comments included as part of the Society of Radiographers response, please email them to [email protected] by 21 November.

Alternatively you can respond directly to the consultation until Friday 25 November 2016 by completing the online survey.