Advice and Resources - Academic Year 2023-24

NMC Quality Assurance (QA) Framework 

NMC QA Handbook
The Quality Assurance Handbook outlines all of the operational details to ensure that the process is transparent to all and that principles are applied consistently across all nursing, midwifery and nursing associate education.

All QA activity takes place through the NMC's QA Link online platform.

NMC QA Link - AEI guidance

Guidance and resources for AEIs undertaking programme approval can be found here

          NMC QA Link - Visitor guidance

QA Link - User Guide for Visitors: This document provides a step by step guide for programme approval and guidance on completing the programme approval report for both registrant and lay visitors.

Programme approval reports with guidance text 

Please find below PDF programme approval report templates that contain guidance text to support you in your role as QA visitor to complete the programme approval reports for a visit.

Endorsement PAR

Pre-reg Midwifery PAR

Pre-reg Nursing Associate PAR

Pre-reg Nursing PAR

Prescribing PAR

Return to Practice PAR



Exceptionally report a risk

AEIs should exceptionally report on any risks to the student learning environment that may affect compliance with our education standards. Please refer to the NMC's Exceptionally report a risk guidance for further information on:
- When to report a risk;
- Make an exceptional report (a template is provided on the NMC website via the link above); and
- What the NMC will do next

Training nurses, midwives and nursing associates: the student voice
The NMC has produced a leaflet for students about the NMC Framework. A Welsh version can be found here.

Educating nurses, midwives and nursing associates: How you can get involved
The NMC has produced a leaflet for the public to provide awareness of the NMC's role in education. A Welsh version can be found here.

For professional queries, please liaise with our Quality Assurance Director or Quality Assurance Deputy Director.

If you have any operational queries please contact the Mott MacDonald team via or via 01223 463 441.







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