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Nurses: Training

Question for Department for Education

UIN 139121, tabled on 18 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether student nurses who are unable to complete the necessary clinical placement hours for qualification due to disruptions during the covid-19 outbreak will be asked to pay extra tuition fees if their courses are extended as a result.

Answered on

27 January 2021

Health Education England is working locally with each higher education provider so that placements are available and is supporting healthcare students to ensure that as many as possible graduate on time.

Institutions should not charge nursing students additional tuition fees in circumstances where they need more study time to complete their course as result of undertaking a paid placement in the NHS, or as result of needing to undertake clinical placements over an extended period.

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