We have several requirements in this area that must be met. The following standard is particularly relevant:
Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education:
Approved education institutions, together with practice learning partners, must ensure that all educators and assessors:
R4.4: have supported time and resources to enable them to fulfil their roles in addition to their other professional responsibilities
The definition of ‘educator’ in this context includes practice supervisors, so this standard sets out our expectations of the supported time and resources provided for practice supervisors. What ‘supported time and resources’ might mean will be different depending on the needs and ability of individual practice supervisors, student learning needs and programme outcomes, and any equality and diversity considerations.
It’s the AEI’s responsibility, with its practice learning partners, to ensure the supported time and resources provided upholds public protection and enables practice supervisors to support students to meet their learning outcomes.
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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