Approvals - 2019/20 Academic Year

This section contains the documentation and guidelines required by QA Visitors relating to approval visits. Further information can also be found in the QA Handbook

Please find deadline dates for approval visits scheduled for August 2019 to May 2020 here.

Gateway one: Guidance

Gateway one: Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education with examples of evidence

AEIs are required to provide evidence to support their evaluative narrative, which responds to the Gateway 1 QA criteria. This document provides a list of examples of evidence and so may assist the QA Visitor in reviewing the AEIs Gateway 1.

QA Hub - User Guidance for Visitors
This document provides a step by step guide for undertaking reviews.

Gateway two: Guidance

Gateway two: Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment with examples of evidence

AEIs are required to provide evidence to support their evaluative narrative, which responds to the Gateway 2 QA criteria. This document provides a list of examples of evidence and so may assist the QA Visitor in reviewing the AEIs Gateway 2.

Gateway three: Guidance

Examples of documentation and evidence are provided in of the QA Handbook (section 3, paragraph 79).

Please find a Programme Approval Report template here. Please find further guidance notes for writing reports here. 

Please find guidance relating to attendance of practice learning partners and employers of apprentices at approval visits here.

For Lay Visitors

Please find attached the Lay Visitor Training: 

NMC QA Approach for Lay Visitors - Anne Trotter (December 2018)

NMC Person centred Professional Regulation for Lay Visitors - Jessie Cunnett (December 2018)

MM Programme Approval Report Presentation