Fitness to Practise
As a student studying for professional awards in the School of Health and
Human Sciences you must be, and remain, fit for practise. The information below
details how we assure the health professions of your fitness to practise.
The UK professional councils for health professions regulates entry into the
profession in respect of the students' fitness to practise. The regulatory
bodies for the professions education offered in the School are:
Monitoring your fitness to practise
Your fitness to practise is monitored throughout the educational programme as
On entering the School you are assessed in respect of your
fitness to practise to commence the programme of study. This includes:
- DBS check
- occupational health check
- face-to-face interview
During the period of study you:
- have an annual DBS check
- are required to provide an annual statement of your continued fitness to
practise (nursing only)
- are progressed to the next period of study by the School in accordance with
the Fitness to Practise Procedure (.pdf)(nursing only)
At the conclusion of the programme:
- The NMC correspondent provides the NMC a statement confirming your fitness
to enter the profession. (nursing only)
Maintaining your fitness to practise
You are personally responsible for bringing to the attention of your
programme lead and the University (if appropriate) any matters that may
compromise your fitness to practise as a health or social care professional.
When a matter is reported the School will take action using the
processes outlined within the
University's Fitness to Practise Procedure (.pdf). This procedure incorporates the
Character and Health Decision Making Guidance (NMC 2015).
In the event of a fitness to practise issue all students are advised to seek guidance
from the Student Services Hub.