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Who identifies the practice assessors

Reference: PA2

Last Updated 19/12/2018

The AEI, with its practice learning partners, is responsible for identifying which professionals may be suitable practice assessors for students, and for what period. This can be done continuously throughout the student’s programme.

When they do this, they should take into account the following things:

  • public protection
  • the relevant standards
  • student learning needs
  • programme outcomes
  • competence, suitability, and preparation of potential practice assessors
  • resource considerations and size of the cohort, and
  • how the placements are organised

Relevant NMC standards for this section:

Standards for student supervision and assessment: 6.2–6.6 (page 8), 7.10, 7.11 (page 9)

Standards for prescribing programmes: 4.5, 4.6 (page 12)

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