Approvals - Academic Year 2018/19
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 (October 2018)
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 Report Writing
Mott MacDonald will be holding a number of QA Report writing webinars in December 2018 and January 2019. Additional guidance will be uploaded to the website following these webinars.
QA Hub - User Guidance for Visitors
This document provides a step by step guide for undertaking reviews
(updated March 2019).
Gateway two: Guidance
Gateway two: Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment with examples of evidence (November 2018)
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
We do not plan to provide a Gateway 3 Programme Standards examples of evidence. Examples of documentation and evidence are provided in section 3, paragraph 79 of the QA Handbook.
In addition, we are holding Report Writing webinars for Registrant Visitors in December 2018 and January 2019 and will be holding a training day for Lay Visitors in December 2018. Please refer to our homepage for additional information.
Please find a Programme Approval Report with guidance notes here. Please find further guidance notes for writing reports here (updated June 2019).
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
MM Programme Approval Report with guidance.