Approvals - 2020-21 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 August 2020 to August 2021 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 71 of the QA Handbook.
Please find a Programme Approval Report template here. Please find further guidance notes for writing reports here.
Please find guidance relating to attendance of practice learning partners and employers of apprentices 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 - Anne Trotter (December 2018)
NMC Person centred Professional Regulation for Lay Visitors - Jessie Cunnett (December 2018)
MM Lay Visitor Training Presentation (December 2018)