The RCCP has a responsibility to ensure that graduates are safe and competent practitioners who are eligible to apply for registration). It has to inspire confidence in the Register to promote patient safety. As such it sets standards for registrants including those for pre-registration programmes. RCCP does not retrospectively accredit programmes. A higher education institute (HEI) is normally required to obtain accreditation prior to recruiting students.
The RCCP is not directly responsible for the curriculum or competencies of pre-registration programmes if these are established by the professional bodies working with education providers and/or Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC). However, it is responsible for ensuring that education providers deliver the content and curriculum to the standard required for competent, safe practice.
The RCCP Professional Standards and Education Committee (RCCP PSE) provides the link with practice to ensure that appropriate standards are developed and maintained to assess registrants to the register. The guidelines below are intended for use by those delivering and accrediting courses that lead to registration in the following disciplines: Audiology (including Hearing Therapy and Educational Audiology), Cardiology, GI Physiology, Neurophysiology, Respiratory Physiology and Sleep Physiology.