Supernumerary and protected learning time
Students in practice or work-placed learning must be supported to learn and practise skills safely. In order to have the student at the centre of learning, we specify that students must have some form of supported or protected learning time.
For nurses, and midwives this means that students must be considered ‘supernumerary’, meaning that they are not counted as part of the staffing required for safe and effective care in that setting.
We do not require nursing associate students to be supernumerary while learning in practice, but the student must have ‘protected learning time’. The decision about how this is provided is for AEIs and their practice learning partners to make in line with the options set out in the programme standards for nursing associates.
More information on this can be found in the supporting information for nursing associates and protected learning time.
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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