Tracey Samuel-Smith, HCPC Education Manager, explains: “Visitors are responsible for visiting and assessing existing and proposed education and training programmes delivered by education providers. Visitors make a real difference to the work we do. There is the opportunity to get involved and help to safeguard people using our registrant’s services by ensuring education and training programmes meet our standards. Visitors also provide recommendations to the HCPC’s Education and Training Committee regarding the approval of programmes.”
Visitors must be current registrants and should have an understanding of Quality Assurance in Higher/Further Education or a clinical environment, as well as teaching, learning and assessment in an educational or clinical environment. HCPC particularly invites those who are currently experienced in supervising students in their current workplace to apply for this role.
A rate of £202 per day is paid and £81 for a review. Any travel and accommodation expenses are paid in accordance with the HCPC Expenses Policy.
HCPC expects visitors to commit to around five days per year. The length and notice for providing services are variable and can fit most diary commitments and working patterns. If you are successful, you will be required to attend mandatory training prior to commencing your role.
The HCPC is committed to equality of opportunity and actively guards against unfair discrimination on any grounds (including sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, race, sex, age, gender reassignment, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity or disability).