Survey on standards for education
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<p>The GDC is currently developing standards for education. These describe what the GDC looks at when undertaking quality assurance of education and training programmes leading to first registration with the GDC.   They cover all registrant categories.</p>
<p><font color="#0072bc"><a title="Opens in new window" href="" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="" alt=""/></a><a href="/GDCcalendar/Consultations/Documents/Education%20standards%20March%202012.pdf" target="_blank">Standards for education</a> <span style="color: #595959">(222KB, PDF)</span></font></p>
<p>If an education or training provider meets the &#39;Standards for Education&#39;, they will have demonstrated that those who pass the programme have achieved the learning outcomes in the GDC’s publication &#39;Preparing for Practice&#39;. </p>
<div><a title="Opens in new window" href="" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="" alt=""/></a> <a href="" target="_blank"><font color="#0072bc">Preparing for practice</font></a> <span style="color: #595959">(563KB, PDF)</span></div>
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<div><div>These standards will provide the framework for all stages of the GDC’s quality assurance process and will be referenced in new programme submissions, inspections and annual monitoring.</div>
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<div>Three workshops were held with providers in February 2012. Attendees at the workshops considered whether the draft standards were appropriate, whether there should be additional standards developed and how helpful they found the examples of evidence required, provided alongside the standards.</div>
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<div>Following the feedback gathered at the workshops, we have made amendments to the draft &#39;Standards for Education&#39;. The pre-workshop document is available:</div>
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<div><a href="/GDCcalendar/Consultations/Documents/Standards%20for%20Education%20-%20preworkshop.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="GDC Standards for Education - preworkshop.pdf" src="/GDCcalendar/Consultations/_layouts/images/pdf16.gif"/>Standards for education - preworkshop document</a> <span style="color: #595959">(232KB, PDF)</span></div>
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<div>We would like to hear the views of providers and awarding bodies, current GDC inspectors, regulatory bodies and other interested parties, on the proposed standards for education.  </div>
We are running a survey on these standards.</div></div>
How to respond:
<p>Please find a link to a <a title="Opens in new window" href="" target="_blank"><font color="#0072bc">survey on the standards for education</font></a>. </p>
<p>The survey is open from 26 March until 23 April 2012.</p>
<div>Please forward to colleagues or other contacts that may be interested in providing a response.</div>
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Find out more:
<p>​If you have any questions or require any further information please contact:</p>
<div>Patrick Kavanagh
<div>Quality assurance policy manager
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