Student regulations, policies and procedures

As a student at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, you are entering into a contractual agreement between you, the Trust and any validating university and professional accreditation body that is relevant to your course.

The agreement is formed of following key components:

Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech

At the end of March 2021 the Board approved a new Trust policy on Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech

Student charter

This charter was written by Trust staff and student representatives with the aim of helping you to understand our vision and the ethos of the...

Academic frameworks and award classification

Academic frameworks are the structure of a course.

Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

Applications to enter a course with advanced standing


Assessment is an extremely important aspect of our commitment to your education and training.


Some modules in our validated courses are not assessed formally, but nevertheless your attendance (at events such as conferences) is an essential...


As an NHS organisation, we take the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act extremely seriously and personal data will never be used...

Professional Suitability and Student Conduct

As an NHS organisation, we have a duty of care to our patients and those who are vulnerable.

Professional accreditation

A number of our training courses are accredited by external professional bodies in addition to being validated by one of our university partners.

Health and safety

Students and staff are expected to ensure that they do not act in such a way as to endanger themselves or others.

Student contribution

We need your help as students to make sure we provide the service that you need while you are studying with us.

Clinical placements, Work-based learning, Infant and young child observations and organisational observations

One of the unique and special qualities of the Trust is the experiential learning through either the clinical placements, observations, or work...

Applicant and prospective student support

In order to support you prior to and during your time at the Tavistock and Portman, we offer a range of services to help you get the most out of...

Transferring and withdrawing

This page provides guidance around student transfers (in accordance with the Office for Students Regulatory Framework). This will help you if you...

Taking a break from your studies

From time to time, life events may get in the way of your studies and you need to take a step back to deal with these events. The processes for...

Quality assurance

The Academic Governance and Quality Assurance (AGQA) Unit works within the Department for Education and Training at the Trust.

Fee regulations and our Terms and Conditions of study

Before you accept your place of study with us, please ensure that you have read and understood the following regulations.

Your rights and responsibilities

These components make up the rights and responsibilities you have as a student, and it is important that you are aware of them.

The regulations, policies and procedures that apply to you will depend on which university partner validates your course. If you are unsure, the validating university’s logo is found on the front cover of your course handbook, which can be found on your course Moodle page.

If you have any questions please contact