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Fitness to Practise - A Student Guide

Fitness to Practise - A Student Guide

The Fitness to Practise Procedure covers programmes of study which lead to professional qualifications.  Students who undertake such programmes of study are required to meet the academic and conduct standards set out by the University and by their regulatory body. 

You should familiarise yourself with the requirements of the University (see the Student Charter and General Regulations) and your regulatory body

The programmes of study covered by the University’s Fitness to Practise Procedure and the related regulatory bodies are set out below: 

Dentistry The General Dental Council

The General Medical Council

Nursing and Midwifery

The Nursing and Midwifery Council


The General Pharmaceutical Council

Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland. 


The British Psychological Society

Professional Legal Training 

The Law Society of Northern Ireland

The Bar Council of Northern Ireland

Social work

Northern Ireland Social Care Council


The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

This Guidance is intended to provide assistance for students involved in the Fitness to Practise Procedure.  This Guidance should be read in conjunction with the Fitness to Practise Procedure.  Where there is any doubt, the Fitness to Practise Procedure will take precedence over this guidance.

The University recognises that going through this procedure may be stressful and would encourage students to seek advice and support at an early stage from Advice SU.