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Guidance on the new and amended standards

3.3 The education provider must ensure that the person holding overall professional responsibility for the programme is appropriately qualified and experienced and, unless other arrangements are appropriate, on the relevant part of the Register.

The predecessor standard (SET 3.4) required us to make a decision that the nominated professional lead was appropriate to lead the programme. This led to a high number of ‘major changes’ to programmes when the programme leader changed. The revised standard ensures that the education provider’s processes ensure that the nominated individual is appropriate to lead the programme.

Download the guidance on how to meet SET 3.3

3.6 There must be an effective process in place to ensure availability and capacity of practice-based learning for all learners.

  • This standard requires education providers to have processes in place to make sure that all learners on the programme have access to practice-based learning which meets their learning needs.
  • Read the guidance (including case studies) on how to meet this standard.

Download the guidance on how to meet SET 3.6

3.8 Learners must be involved in the programme.

This standard requires that learners are able to contribute to the programme in some way. We do not specify the exact areas of a programme in which learners must be involved, rather requiring education providers to convince us that their learner involvement is appropriate within the context of the programme.

Download the guidance on how to meet SET 3.8

3.17 There must be an effective process in place to support and enable learners to raise concerns about the safety and wellbeing of service users.

This standard is about enabling learners to recognise situations where service users may be at risk, supporting them in raising any concerns, and ensuring action is taken in response to those concerns.

Download the guidance on how to meet SET 3.17

4.9 The programme must ensure that learners are able to learn with, and from, professionals and learners in other relevant professions.

Previously this standard was negatively framed, requiring that any interprofessional learning did not negatively impact on profession specific learning. This standard now requires that learners have the opportunity to learn from and with professionals and learners from other relevant professions.

Download the guidance on how to meet SET 4.9

4.2 The learning outcomes must ensure that learners understand and are able to meet the expectations of professional behaviour, including the standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

The predecessor standard (SET 4.5) required that students understood the implications of the standards of conduct, performance and ethics. This has been strengthened to ensure that learners are able to meet these standards along with other expectations of processional behaviour on completion of the programme.

6.2 Assessment throughout the programme must ensure that learners demonstrate they are able to meet the expectations of professional behaviour, including the standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

Similarly to revised SET 4.2, this standard requires that assessments through the programme ensure that learners meet the expectations of professional behaviour, including the standards of conduct, performance and ethics on completion of the programme.

Download the guidance on how to meet SETs 4.2 and 6.2

More information and guidance

The following videos were recorded at an Education Seminar in autumn 2017. They discuss various areas of the revisions to the SETs. 

Page updated on: 14/06/2018
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