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Fitness to Practice

Students on courses accredited by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRB) are also subject to the professional standards and/or Codes of Conduct issued by the PSRB.

Being fit to practise means having the skills, knowledge, good character and good health to do the job safely and effectively. There are several bodies which manage fitness-to-practice regulations:

The regulations from each of these bodies are designed to protect public service users from malpractice.

Any Student Code of Conduct or professional standards breach may be reported directly to the PSRB and/or trigger a Fitness to Practise procedure.

As part of the procedure, the circumstance will be investigated, and you will be asked to attend a hearing to discuss the findings. The findings may lead to a student being suspended/withdrawn from their course, dismissed from their job, barred from employment in that profession, and/or a criminal investigation.

If you are in this position, please get in touch with the Advice Service as soon as possible to discuss your situation with a Student Adviser who can support, advise, and represent you through the process.

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