Safe learning experiences promote and preserve the safety of everyone involved. Public safety includes making sure that people are informed about and empowered to be part of their care. People should be given the opportunity to give and if required, withdraw, their informed consent to students being involved in their care.
A safe learning experience is dependent on both the safety of the learning environment(s) and the culture within it. All learning environments should meet the relevant standards and regulatory requirements for the course that is being delivered.
People must be protected from potential harm that may arise from a students practice. This includes students being given the correct training and preparation for practice learning and making sure students are not placed with patients whose needs are outside of their capability, without appropriate support and supervision.
In a safe learning environment students must also be protected from potential risks to their safety, while having opportunities to practise the skills required to build proficiency.
The AEI, with its practice learning partners, should prioritise safety and have processes in place to make sure that learning environments, and the culture within them, are safe for students to learn in.
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- Who are practice supervisors and how are they prepared?
- Who identifies who the practice supervisors are?
- What do practice supervisors do?
- Support for the practice supervisor role
- Who are practice assessors and how are they prepared?
- Who identifies the practice assessors
- What do practice assessors do?
- Support for the practice assessor role
- Who are academic assessors and how are they prepared?
- Who identifies the academic assessors
What do academic assessors do?
- What do academic assessors do?
- Collation and confirmation of academic learning
- Assessment for progression
- Upholding public protection
- Managing a student not meeting the progress expected
- Handing over to the next academic assessor (if relevant)
- Support for the academic assessor role
Learning environments and experiences
- Safe and effective learning
- Designing and reviewing a safe and effective learning environment and experience
- Types of learning experiences
- Support for those who deliver education
- Raising concerns
- The student at the centre of learning
- What to expect from your learning and assessment
- Raising concerns
- Complaints or appeals