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Revised standards and guidance from HCPC

HCPC has published updated guidance on meeting its standards for continuing professional development, as well as revised standards of education and training, following public consultations.

Revised guidance on standards for continuing professional development

While the standards themselves remain unchanged, the guidance has been improved to make it shorter and more accessible. The guidance now uses clearer language and bullet points, and includes a new checklist and flowchart of the CPD audit process.

Revised standards of education and training

These are standards which education and training providers must meet in order to have courses approved by HCPC.

Courses approved lead to eligibility to apply to join the Register.

Key changes include new standards requiring interprofessional education, learner involvement and supporting learners to raise concerns; and strengthening the link between the standards and HCPC’s standards of conduct, performance and ethics.