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Enter our Student Competition

Being open when things go wrong is an essential skill for all health and care professionals. But, it is not always that easy to achieve in practice.  

In this first HCPC student competition, we invite students who, at the time of entry, are enrolled on an HCPC approved pre-registration programme to create a learning session for their fellow students, which explores the principles and challenges of being open when things go wrong. 

Design a learning session on being open when things go wrong to be in with the chance to win a £300 voucher prize.  

We’d like you, on your own or in a team of up to six students, to create a learning session for fellow students, which explores the principles, importance of and challenges to being open when things go wrong.   

You could use the HCPC Standards of conduct, performance and ethics, and its supporting information about being open when things go wrong and meeting the duty of candour requirements, as your starting point. You might also find some useful information in our student hub.

What we are looking for 

  • A learning session of no more than 30 minutes that explores the principles and challenges of being open when things go wrong 
  • Your learning session can be in any format (e.g. a narrated presentation, video, quiz, online workshop, or anything interesting and engaging) 
  • You should create a clear plan for your session. This should be detailed enough for us to understand how the session would run, what would be covered and what the three take away messages are. Include any slides, media or other resources you would use in the session. 
  • Entries are welcomed from individuals or groups of up to six students.  

Why enter? 

The winning entry will be awarded a £300 high street voucher and two runner-up entries will be awarded a £150 high street voucher. 

The winning and runner-up entries will be published our the HCPC website and shared with HCPC approved programmes as a teaching resource. 

We will promote the winners and runner ups across our social media channels.  

How to enter 

Send your learning session, plan and materials to by 23:59 on Sunday 4 September 2022. Please provide your name in subject line of your email. Please don’t include your name(s) or education provider name in any of your session materials, only include this information in the application form and subject line of your email. 

We’ll assess entries on their accuracy in interpreting the principles, duty of candour requirements, Standards and supporting information, learning objectives, whether they are engaging, innovative and meet the brief. 

If you would like to receive this information in a different format, or require reasonable adjustments to enter, please let us know via email.   

And finally 

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Very best of luck with your entry! 

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