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Revised standards of conduct, performance and ethics

On 26 January 2016, we introduced new standards of conduct, performance and ethics.


What changes have been made to the standards?

We have made a number of revisions to the standards, including:


How do the changes effect education providers running HCPC approved programmes?

Education providers will need to review their approved programmes to ensure students are made aware of, and understand the implications of, the revised standards.

This may mean that education providers will need to make changes to their programme across a number of the standards of education and training. We would expect to see any changes because of the revised standards through our annual monitoring process.

When will education providers need to submit evidence of any changes to their programme?

The following diagram illustrates when education providers need to submit evidence of any changes as a result of the revised standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

How do the revised standards affect individuals applying for registration with the HCPC?

From the 2015 – 16 academic year, students who successfully complete an approved programme and apply for registration with us, must agree to keep to the revised standards.

Where can further information about the revised standards of conduct, performance and ethics be found?

There are a number of resources available for all our stakeholders and these can be found below.

Download the revised SCPE here

View the FAQs

Read our Blog articles

View the video introducing the SCPE

Watch the Webinar recorded from our event introducing the revised Standards

Has the Guidance on conduct and ethics for students also been revised?

As the Guidance on conduct and ethics for students reflects the Standards of conduct, performance and ethics, we have also reviewed the Guidance on conduct and ethics for students. Revised guidance was published in June 2016.

Changes to the revised guidance include: