Approvals - 2021-22 Academic Year

This section contains the documentation and guidelines required by QA Visitors relating to approval visits. Further information can also be found in the QA Handbook.

Please find deadline dates for approval visits scheduled for June 2021 to August 2022 here.

Gateway one: Guidance

Gateway one: Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education with examples of evidence

AEIs are required to provide evidence to support their evaluative narrative, which responds to the Gateway 1 QA criteria. This document provides a list of examples of evidence and so may assist the QA Visitor in reviewing the AEIs Gateway 1.

Gateway two: Guidance

Gateway two: Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment with examples of evidence

AEIs are required to provide evidence to support their evaluative narrative, which responds to the Gateway 2 QA criteria. This document provides a list of examples of evidence and so may assist the QA Visitor in reviewing the AEIs Gateway 2.

Gateway three: Guidance

Examples of documentation are provided in section 3.4, paragraph 74 of the QA Handbook.

Please find guidance notes for writing reports here

Please find guidance relating to attendance of practice learning partners and employer partners at approval visits here.

Specific approval guidance

  • Return to Practice (RtP) guidance

  • Specialist practice qualifications (SPQ) guidance

  • Specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) guidance

  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Designated Prescribing Practitioners guidance

  • Programme endorsement guidance

For Lay Visitors

Please find attached the Lay Visitor Training: 

NMC QA  Approach for Lay Visitors (December 2018)

NMC Person centred Professional Regulation for Lay Visitors (December 2018)

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