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An introduction to our education processes

This document gives you an overview of our approach to education and training, and focuses on pre-registration programme approval and monitoring.

It shows how our standards and processes focus on protecting the public to make sure that prospective registrants are fit to practise when they join the Register for the first time. It also explains how our role in approving and monitoring programmes sits alongside other interests in terms of quality assurance and improving practice. The document also clarifies our education and training role outside of the UK and in terms of what happens after someone is registered.

This publication provides a useful starting point to understanding our approach to education and training. We have written it as an introductory guide and you should read it alongside other more detailed publications on our standards, guidance and processes.