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Consultation on Council Draft Framework Pre-Registration Education and Training Requirements

Council Framework Standards and Criteria Stakeholder Consultation

CORU is a multi-profession regulator with responsibility, currently, for regulating 12 health and social care professions. While each profession is distinct and has its own professional identity and practice, there are areas of commonality across them.

With regard to the setting of pre-registration education and training requirements, these areas of commonality are identified and set by the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (which has representation from across all the professions as designated in the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (as amended)) in two Council Framework documents:

Each Registration Board adopts the Council Frameworks and then works to tailor it to reflect and meet the needs of each individual profession.

Council cyclically reviews its Framework documents to make sure they continue to be fit for purpose, relevant and reflect the changing environments of health and social care practice and education. In its Statement of Strategy, 2022-2026, Council committed to:

Strategic Priority 5.2: Review our education standards, codes and guidance to reflect changing contexts of practice, professional practice and emerging evidence and research.

Strategic Priority 5.3: Review our Criteria for Education and Training Programmes and our processes for approval and monitoring education and training programmes for entry to our registers.

Working towards meeting these strategic priorities, Council undertook an extensive review and revision process during 2022 and 2023 and has prepared draft revised Framework Standards of Proficiency and Criteria for Education and Training Programmes for public consultation. You can access the consultation documents in the Related Files section below.

How to submit your views

You are invited to submit your feedback – your personal views or on behalf of your organisation – on the Coucil draft Framework Standards of Proficiency and draft Framework Criteria for Education and Training Programmes by either:

  • Completing the online consultation feedback forms which can be found by clicking on the links below

Online Consultation Feedback Form – Draft Framework Standards of Proficiency

Online Consultation Feedback Form – Draft Framework Criteria for Education and Training Programmes

Please note that there are two separate consultation feedback forms – one for the draft Framework Standards of Proficiency and another for the draft Framework Criteria for Education and Training Programmes. You are invited to provide responses to one or both questionnaires.

  • Submitting written feedback via email to strategyandpolicy@coru.ie
  • Writing to: Public Consultation, Strategy and Policy Unit, CORU, Infinity Building, George’s Court, George’s Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 E98Y.

Closing Date

The consultation process will close at 5pm on Friday, 10 May 2024. Any submissions received after this date will not be considered.

Consultation Resources

You can access the Council draft Framework Standards of Proficiency and draft Framework Criteria for Education and Training by clicking the links above.

CORU has developed an eBook resource that explores a range of key issues associated with the review of the Framework Standards and Criteria, explaining the process the Council undertook and its rationale in making its revisions. You are encouraged to read and review this eBook resource as you prepare your feedback. You can access this resource in the section below.

If you have any questions or if you require further information, please contact CORU by email strategyandpolicy@coru.ie