Welcome to the Practice Educator and Assessor area.
These pages have been designed to support BSc and MSc pre-registration Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Speech and Language Therapy student placements undertaken in partnership with the School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia. There is information to support students on placement including copies of handbooks, examples of assessment documentation and details of practice educator training courses. We hope that you find the information contained in these web pages useful.
If you are interested in PARE training then we have a list of available online sessions that can be joined without registering in advance:
An HCPC approved multi-professional course to prepare Occupational Therapists, Operating Department Practitioners, Paramedics, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists for educating students on placement.
Be a minimum of one year post qualification
Be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
Be anticipating taking a student in the near future
Wish to acquire professional body accreditation (as appropriate)
A short video refresher series available to those who have completed the HCPC Practice Educator Course and wish to update their knowledge and refresh their skills. Select and view at least one of the available presentations below:
Paperwork and Procedure Presentation
All documents referred to in this presentation can be found in the Profession Specific pages.
Supporting Students with Additional Learning Needs
Case Studies (PDF)
Case Study Strategies (PDF)
After watching at least one of these presentations, please fill in the short form linked below so that your update completion can be recorded. There's also a short evaluation so that you can provide feedback on the presentation:
A number of key articles, books and web-based learning resources are listed in this document. They are aimed to develop a greater understanding of student practice education.
Health and Care Professions Council - http://www.hcpc-uk.org/
Rasing a Concern about an HCPC Education Provider: As well as approving and monitoring approved programmes, the HCPC also listens to concerns that anyone might have about them. Anyone can raise a concern about an approved programme of study. The HCPC normally expect someone to have completed an education provider's informal and formal internal complaints processes before raising a concern with them. For further information: Concerns about an Approved Programme (web link)
Royal College of Occupational Therapists - http://www.cot.co.uk/
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - http://www.csp.org.uk/
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists - www.rcslt.org
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education - http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en
Quality Improvement and Performance Framework - https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/quality
Care Quality Commission - http://www.cqc.org.uk/
Health Education England - http://hee.nhs.uk/
Health Education East of England - https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/
Department of Health - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health