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:

Pre-booking is not required, please join using the Zoom/Teams link

Session Dates:

May - June 2022

July 2022

Or alternatively, if you would like an e-calendar invite to a session please email Lucie Dack l.dack@uea.ac.uk

NMC Practice Assessor and Supervisor Training and PARE

The School of Health Sciences is currently working on new online provision of Practice Supervisor and Assessor Training resources. In the meantime our colleagues at Anglia Ruskin University have two online courses available for prospective Practice Supervisors and Practices Assessors:

Anglia Ruskin University Practice Supervisor and Assessor Online Training (web link)

HCPC Practice Educator Course

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.

Applicants should:-
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)

To access this course visit our online learning platform linked below and create an account by clicking Sign Up (top right):

Register for the Practice Educator Course

Once you've created your account visit the course catalogue and click 'Enrol Now' on the course. You will be able to access the course from 'My Dashboard'.

If you have trouble when attempting to sign up please enable cookies for this site as they are required for the site to function correctly.

Register now


HCPC Practice Educator Update

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


Practice Educator Update - Paperwork and Procedure Presentation (PDF)

All documents referred to in this presentation can be found in the Profession Specific pages.


Supporting Students with Additional Learning Needs


Practice Educator Update - Supporting Students with Additional Learning Needs (PDF)

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:

Practice Educator Update Completion Form





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.

Practice Education key articles & web based resources (PDF)

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 Therapistshttp://www.cot.co.uk/

Chartered Society of Physiotherapyhttp://www.csp.org.uk/

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapistswww.rcslt.org

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Educationhttp://www.qaa.ac.uk/en

Quality Improvement and Performance Frameworkhttps://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/quality

Care Quality Commissionhttp://www.cqc.org.uk/

Francis Report - Francis Report Executive Summary 

NHS Constitution - NHS Constitution 

Health Education Englandhttp://hee.nhs.uk/

Health Education East of Englandhttps://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/

Department of Healthhttps://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health